ISLAMABAD " President Asif Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur are going to host a dinner today for Mian Nawaz Sharif and his wife, well-placed sources revealed to TheNation late Friday. The dinner, which will also be attended by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his wife, is seen by insiders as an attempt at reconciliation by the President towards his erstwhile coalition partner. The dinner comes in the backdrop of a tone of reconciliation between the People's Party and the PML-N, which apparent most visibly on Thursday, when the Prime Minister, speaking at a function here, opined that the Governor Punjab, Salman Taseer, should be a bit more cautious when he is expressing his views. This public snubbing of the fiery Governor, who has been making many caustic remarks against the PML-N, will go down well with the League. The Governor had been a source of embarrassment for the PPP, specially those who had to work with PML-N members in the Punjab cabinet. The timing of the dinner is significant in that it follows the President's visit to Saudi Arabia. It bears mentioning at this point, however, that Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif will be conspicuous by his absence at the dinner tomorrow, specially since he will be present in Islamabad at the time. Perhaps it will require more than giving a hush call to a hawk on the PPP's side. Possible subjects of discussion at the dinner might include the dispensation of power in the Punjab and at least taking the PML-N leadership on board on the composition of the Federal cabinet. A senior PML-N leader has gone on to say that the meeting is being seen as an attempt at reconciliation by the PPP and that Nawaz Sharif will attend the dinner.