ISLAMABAD - Before leaving for Washington, President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday made phone calls to almost entire political leadership in order to take them into confidence on likely meeting with his American counterpart Barack Obama. There is no meeting officially scheduled between the two leaders at Washington where Obama and Zardari would be together at the memorial ceremony of Richard Holbrook, former special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, official sources said. However, on the sidelines of the main event a one on one or even delegation-level meeting is always possible, the officials rushed to add. Since Vice President Joe Biden has handed over a fresh demand list from the US Administration to President Zardari, he wanted to be prepared both political and technically in strategic terms to encounter Obama in Washington. Therefore, the President has made phone calls to the leadership of opposition and ruling coalition. According to the officials, the President had detailed telephonic talk with JUI-F leader Fazlur Rehman, chief of ANP Asfandyar Wali, major opposition party PML-N leader Mian Nawaz Sharif and leader of MQM in exile Altaf Hussain. The officials told The Nation that the President was most likely to make phone call to rest of the notable leaders. Other than taking the entire leadership into confidence, the President made these phone calls at the launch of his fresh reconciliation drive, the officials said. The officials said that the President had invited the entire leadership for cohesive efforts in order to steer the country out of the current series of crises ranging from politics to energy. According to the officials, before leaving for the US, the President has evolved a national consensus after having fresh discussion with almost entire political leadership that the Army would not be forced to carry out any more operations beyond its own strategic wisdom. The sources further said that the US fresh demands agenda still topped a military operation clean up in North Waziristan. The parties whose leadership received call from the President on Thursday were either not available or not ready to comment.