FEDERAL Information Sherry Rehman has said that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has met Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif asking the Punjab govt to put restrictions over Jamaatud Daawa, adding that Shahbaz Sharif has assured to take appropriate steps. She was talking to a private TV channel on Monday. The private TV channel claimed during the interview that Sherry Rehman said the Punjab govt was asked to act against Jamaatud Daawa, but it had not taken steps in this connection so far. However, she hoped that the CM Punjab would fulfil his commitment in this regard. She said that PPP was pursuing politics of national reconciliation and it would continue to do so. She urged the democratic forces to shun confrontation and join hands with the govt to steer the country out of the crisis. There are many challenges being faced by the country, she said, adding, that fingers must not be pointed towards the govt for follies of the past. PPP is a symbol of Federation and it was doing its best to take along all the provinces. It does not want to repeat confrontation of the '90s. Politicians should forget the past and move ahead, she added. Responding to a question, she completely ruled out possibility of mid-term elections. About power loadshedding and gas shortage, she said the PPP inherited a totally weak economy and innumerable problems. She said some vested interests are provoking the people. Meanwhile, the Information Ministry spokesman has said that Sherry did not say that Punjab govt has not taken any action against Jamaatud Daawa, "She had rather said in her interview that Punjab CM was fully cooperating in this regard and she had also said that all the provinces and institutions showed integrity whenever something pertaining to national security surged up," the spokesman said. Meanwhile, talking to an Indian TV channel, Sherry strongly denied that Pakistan was involved in Mumbai attacks. She said that Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was arrested, and the govt was trying to hunt down Maulana Masood Azhar. Pakistan is also facing terrorist attacks, and certainly did not want any war with India, she said. Sherry said that Pakistan would reply back to India's diplomatic war in the same coin, and said that the govt was trying hard to establish a Pakistani identity in global forum. She declared Long Marches as a democratic right of democratic and political forces. She also discounted any differences between President and PM, adding that both are working in close cohesion. Replying to a question, she cited three people who were not in agreement with party directives, naming Safdar Abbassi, his wife Naheed Khan and Aitzaz Ahsan, but they all nevertheless remain an integral part of the PPP.