ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Thursday decided not to join the federal cabinet while assuring its unconditional support to the PPP-led government for strengthening the ongoing democratic process in the country. The decision was taken unanimously in the joint meeting of the partys Central Working Committee (CWC) and Parliamentary Party. The meeting, held at the Punjab House, was chaired by PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif. PML-N President and Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif and other key leaders of PML-N were also present in the meeting. The PML-N meeting also decided to constitute a committee of the party to firm up a comprehensive report on the situation in FATA, NWFP and Balochistan. The names of the committees chairman and members would be announced today (Friday). Later, PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif while talking to the media persons in his press briefing said: We are setting the precedence of Oppositions support to the government, the unique and first precedence of its kind. Answering a question about the reason for not joining the cabinet, the PML-N chief in a lighter tone said that the journalists do not let one remain on either side. However, he said that it is up to PPP whether they join the Punjab government or not. We would welcome whatever the decision PPP makes about joining the provincial government, he said. Nawaz Sharif also urged the government to restore the Constitution of 1973 and implement Charter of Democracy (CoD) in letter and spirit. Expressing concerns over the murder of Baloch leaders, he held the previous government, led by Pervez Musharraf, responsible for violence, militancy and deteriorating law and order situation in the country. The people of Pakistan strongly want the trial of the former president who imposed martial law and is responsible for the ongoing militancy across the country, he said. Nawaz Sharif also demanded thorough investigation into the present wave of violence in the province of Balochistan. Condemning the murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti, Nawaz proposed for setting up a Judicial Inquiry Commission to probe into the incident and lodge an FIR after consulting the bereaved family. Talking on the issue of judges appointments, the former prime minister ruled out the role of administration, including that of the President or the Prime Minister, in the appointment of judges for the superior judiciary. He demanded that the appointments in the judiciary should be made after thorough public scrutiny. After public scrutiny, the proposed names should be discussed in the Parliament for the final appointment in the judiciary he said, adding, We do not want to adopt the previous example of appointments of judges who does not have good reputation. Answering a question about the going political situation in the country, Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan at present is passing through the most critical juncture. He said, No party can handle the situation single handedly and our cooperation will remain with the government to get Pakistan out of the present crisis. He also wished the government to complete its tenure. When he was asked about joining PML-N by Chaudhary brothers, he said, Yes, they can rejoin the party but first they should tender apology to the nation and pledge not to support a dictator again. While holding Musharraf responsible for all crisis confronted by the country, Nawaz strongly recommended that democratic dispensation is the only way to bring Pakistan out of the present quagmire. Later, after the PML-N meeting, Chief Minister Punjab Mian Shahbaz Sharif along with Senator Ishaq Dar and Khawaja Asif called on Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and conveyed the decision of his party. The Prime Minister after meeting with PML-N leader vowed to continue the policy of reconciliation for strengthening the democratic process in the country. Talking to media persons, he said that Pakistan Peoples Party would implement the Charter of Democracy (CoD), signed between Benazir Bhutto and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif. He said that the government in collaboration with all political parties would chalk out a national strategy to cope with the challenges confronting the country. Gilani said that the Chief Minister Punjab has apprised him about PML-Ns decision, which would be conveyed to the President after his return from abroad. He also said that after Presidents return, PPP would finalise its future strategy in this regard. He said the PPP government would complete its five-year tenure and PML-N has also communicated its full support in this regard. Answering a question, Gilani said that all political forces of the country are united on national issues. The country is in safe hands and there is no threat to its solidarity, he said. To another question, the Prime Minister said the Baloch leaders have their own opinion about their province. Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that on the directives of Mian Nawaz Sharif, he has informed the Prime Minister about his partys future strategy. He said PML-N has decided to extend unconditional support to PPP led-coalition government while remaining out of the federal cabinet. 'We wish the coalition government to complete its term, he added.