WHILE thanking Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for his wishes for the recovery of his son on telephone, Mian Nawaz Sharif's assurance that the PML-N wanted the PPP-led government to complete its term in office should help restore the confidence between the two parties. It seems that Mian Nawaz is mindful of the fact that accepting legitimacy of a democratic government is the only way to defeat the anti-democratic forces in the country. Notwithstanding the hard feelings, the PML-N has of late adopted a cautious approach and avoided taking any step that could destabilize the government. However, it all boils down to the same question of the restoration of judiciary to its pre Nov-3 position. And it would be fallacious to assume that the PML-N would give up its position over the issue. Though the telephonic conversation appears positive, Mian Sharif was frank enough to ask the Prime Minister to see to it that the Charter of Democracy was implemented in letter and in spirit. In the wake of lawyers' call for a long march on March 12 and the ultimate sit-in before the parliament, things particularly the issue of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry ought to be viewed in a different perspective. The charge of political involvement against the deposed justice needed to be cleared by him as he has been addressing seminars arranged by different bar associations and nothing more, something he referred to while addressing a group of lawyers in Rawalpindi on Saturday. A timely agreement between the PPP and PML-N over the issue of restoration would benefit the country a great deal.