LAHORE - Punjab Assembly Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal is reportedly being coerced into writing a letter to President Asif Ali Zardari, seeking Governor Salmaan Taseers removal from the office under Article 6 of the Constitution for his alleged absence from the country reportedly without intimation to the Presidency. Sources close to Rana Iqbal confided to TheNation on Tuesday that the speaker was disinclined to write a letter, as he felt that he was just being dragged into the controversy. The speaker thinks that it was up to the Presidency to take action against the governor for his unconstitutional act, said the sources quoting Rana Iqbals private conversation with his friends and close aides. But he will have to sign the letter being drafted by Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood and his legal team to toe the party policy on the issue, a source in Punjab Assembly told this scribe seeking anonymity. Meanwhile, a meeting of the speakers legal team reportedly constituted by him to draft the said letter against the governor could not take place as per schedule on Tuesday. Rana Iqbal had told TheNation on Monday night that his legal team would brief him on the subject and only then he would be in a position to give his opinion on the issue. 'Wait till Tuesday and I will give you the details, Rana had asked this scribe during his telephonic conversation. But he did not respond to numerous calls made on his cell phone Tuesday. When contacted, Deputy Speaker Rana Mashhood told TheNation that the letter to be written by the speaker to the president against Governor Salmaan Taseer was still being drafted and would be finalised in few days. He declined to give any precise date for the speakers correspondence with the Presidency, saying, It may be dispatched on Wednesday (today) or Thursday. When asked it was only the federal govt, which could invoke Article 6 of the Constitution, Mashhood said the speaker would only request the president to do so.