ISLAMABAD Despite reports suggesting the PPP governments resolve not to confront the judiciary in the case of judges elevation as well as appointments, the issue is still pending in the Law Ministry apparently due to illness of Law Minister Babar Awan. According to Presidential Spokesman Farhatullah Babar, the government would look for alternative arrangements in case the Law Ministers illness, God forbid, prolongs for another couple of days or so. Those summaries have not been received yet at the Presidency, he said when asked about the current status of the summary proposals from Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary, reiterating recommendation for Justice Saqib Nisar, and that from the Chief Justice Lahore High Court Khawaja Sharif for filling up of the LHC vacancies. Asked whether Governor Punjab Salman Taseer discussed the issue of Lahore High Court judges appointment during his meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari here on Wednesday, he said, It was not right to speculate like that. While the Federal Law Minister is away for not feeling well, Minister of State for Law Mehreen Anwar Raja has held a meeting of senior officials of the Ministry and contemplated on the contentious issues in the judges elevation and appointments, the sources said. The Minister of State and senior officials of the Ministry were also scheduled to meet the Law Minister at his residence late Wednesday evening, subject to his medical condition, the sources added. Besides defending in the media, the government was also preparing to stage a potent defence of its position over the judges matter in the National Assembly Standing Committee scheduled to meet on Saturday. According to the sources, the opposition members to the Committee were planning to go there well-prepared in order to grill the government over the delays in the judges appointments and elevation.