ISLAMABAD - Assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer on Tuesday pushed the main opposition party PML-N to defer its 72-hour ultimatum to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to agree to key reforms it gave to the government to resolve the critical national issues. The 72-hour deadline set out by the partys top leadership earlier this day would come into force after the lapse of the three-day mourning announced by the Prime Minister over the Punjab governors death, PML-N sources told The Nation. Earlier, addressing a press conference at the Punjab House, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif gave Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani 72 hours to agree to his partys key reforms or his party would expel its coalition partner, PPP, in Punjab. This ultimatum came at a time when Prime Minister Gilani is scrambling to keep his government alive since losing his majority on Sunday when the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) quit the government to join the opposition. The Prime Minister should tell us within the next 72 hours if he can do it. If he does not tell us or says he cannot do it, then we will part our ways with them in Punjab also, Nawaz Sharif said mincing no words in this regards. Nawaz Sharif who unveiled a nine-point charter of demands after chairing a high-level party meeting, however, did not call for a no-confidence move against the prime minister. However, he said that if the prime minister failed to implement the charter within 45 days, there would no option but to seek fresh mandate. However, he warned that in case the incumbent government rejected his demands, the PML-N would also expel PPP from the Punjab Government. If the Governments response will be yes, well and good, otherwise, PML-N would approach other opposition parties to work jointly to implement the agenda, he added. The PML-N chief made it clear that the given agenda was purely formulated in the best interests of public and there was no personal agenda included in it. The formulated agenda was not the PML-Ns but the peoples agenda, he emphasised. He was of the view that after the implementation of 18th Amendment Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has the powers to implement the interim agenda. Nawaz Sharif demanded of the Government to immediately reverse the decision of hike in petroleum prices and also finalise the method to fix the prices. He also demanded of the Government to fix the issue of load shedding of gas and electricity in country. Other issues of the interim agenda set out for the PPP-led Government included elimination of corruption from all public departments and culprits should be punished. He also demanded of the Government to only appoint eligible figures in the public departments. He said PML-N could give advice to the Government in this regard. PML-Ns chief also said that culture to protect the corrupt elements should be abolished and accountability of former president Pervez Musharraf should also be assured. He also demanded restructuring of Election Commission of Pakistan and 30 percent cut in the Governments expenditures. He also demanded recovery of politically written-off loans that amounts to billions of rupees. He said the Government should also initiate the effective investigations pertaining to various scandals including Haj, Augusta Marine deal, Steel Mills, Sugar, National Insurance Corporation and others, and all the culprits should be tried in courts. Before announcing the interim agenda, Nawaz Sharif said that he, during all his meetings with PPP leadership, demanded action against the corruption and to ensure the implementation of the verdicts of courts. He said late Benazir Bhutto was a brave leader and circumstances would have been different had she was alive today, adding that BB was capable enough to take blunt and hard decisions and said current leadership is incompetent.