THE PPP's contention that since the judicial crisis has been successfully resolved, the PML-N should rejoin the federal cabinet carries great weight. For one thing, the PML-N had given a categorical assurance to the PPP that it would team up with it soon after the judges' restoration. For another, if both parties join hands in a coalition set-up at the centre it would strengthen the nascent democratic order. The government would decidedly be better able to manoeuvre the country out of the prevailing turmoil. Presently, PML-N chief Mian Nawaz Sharif is showing a mixed response implying a wait-and-see policy. In an interview with a private TV channel, he lauded the role of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in restoring the judiciary. At the same time, he emphasized the need for a balance of power between the Prime Minister and the President. He has also asked President Asif Zardari to take action against those who created misunderstanding between the two parties. Chances are that the PPP led by the Prime Minister will see to it that the remaining issues like that of curtailing the President's powers are amicably resolved. On Tuesday, Mr Gilani reiterated the pledge to make the Parliament supreme and restore the 1973 Constitution to its real form, which would send a strong message around that the PPP is desirous of playing its part in implementing the CoD. But it is likewise obligatory upon the PML-N to reciprocate in a constructive way. Joining the federal cabinet therefore ought to be given a serious thought. It is also obligatory upon the PML-N chief to rein in the school of thought that believes in taking a hardline in relations with the PPP. The party hawks with a tendency to pose a hostile stance must be told to exercise caution and restraint. This is a crucial factor indeed as it eventually has a bearing on the nature of bilateral relations. Both sides would have to put up a joint struggle to help enable the country emerge victorious from the current maelstrom. Apart from the law and order situation, it is economy that deserves the leadership's attention the most. The people want to see concrete results rather than bickering and disunity among the political classes.