LAHORE-Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Muhammad Aslam Raisani has expressed his hope again that the reconciliation efforts between the PPP and the PML-N will yield positive results, while Shahbaz Sharif has maintained that the ball is in President Zardari's court. They were addressing a joint Press conference on Saturday after holding a meeting for about 40 minutes at Shahbaz Sharif's Model Town residence. Besides the political situation, both leaders also discussed the proposed Constitutional package, reconciliation, stability of democracy and other related subjects. Raisani said the efforts were being made for reconciliation and hopefully there would be encouraging results in the coming days. When asked if two channels are being used for a patch up, as Awami National Party leader Asfandyar Wali and JUI (F) Chief Fazl-ur-Rehman are also holding meetings with Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N leaders in this connection, he said, 'I have not been asked by anybody for mediation and I am doing so on my own'. The Chief Minster Balochistan, who held second meeting with Shahbaz Sharif in connection with his reconciliation efforts, said he had discussed with President Zardari about the PML-N's reservations on different issues, and on Saturday, he has conveyed his (President's) point of view to Shahbaz Sharif. Replying to another question, he said he was holding talks with both sides for defusing tension. Raisani also hinted at the possibility that there could be a meeting between the PML-N leadership and Asif Ali Zardari in the days to come. 'I am trying hard for their meeting since flexibility by the PPP and PML-N is a must', he added. Shahbaz Sharif, while thanking Raisani for his mediation efforts, said they had briefed CM Balochistan about their point of view. Answering a question, he said there would be no compromise on the issue of reinstatement of deposed judges. 'The ball in President Zardari's court, as it is Presidency which has created the crisis', he said, while reiterating his previous stance of restoring pre-February 25 position in the Punjab and deposed judges, and do away with the November 3, 2007, step of General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf. Shahbaz Sharif explicitly asserted that as long as these issues were not resolved in all earnestness, no step forward could be taken. He was also of considered opinion as there would be no flexibility on the principle stances, which were about the reinstatement of deposed judges and Governor Rule. Earlier, women MPAs of the Punjab Assembly also called on Shahbaz Sharif. While addressing them, he bitterly criticised the PPP leadership for trying to create a dent among the PML-N MPAs. He accused the Governor's House for creating defections in the ranks of the N-League. APP adds: Former Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that long march would take place at all costs. He was talking to journalists after offering his condolences to Makhdoom Muhammad Javed Hashmi on his sister's death at Makhdoom Rashid. Shahbaz said the long march would take place for the independence of the judiciary and every individual should participate in it. He said, "although parleys are continuing to reach some understanding who will assure us that the agreement would be implemented sincerely". He said his government in Punjab was fighting against poverty, unemployment, dearness and terrorism and with his ouster the crusade had halted. Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Choudhry Nisar Ali Khan, former governor Punjab Zulfikar Ali Khosa, MNA Khawaja Saad Rafiq, MNA Rana Mahmoodul Hassan, MPA Haji Ihsanuddin Qureshi, MPA Shahid Mahmood Khan, MPA Aamir Saeed Ansari, Bilal Butt, Malik Ashiq Shijra and other leaders also accompanied Shahbaz Sharif.