LAHORE - Federal Minister for Industries, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo said on Friday that Federal Government could not guarantee the continued existence of Punjab Government if the latter tried to derail the present set up by extending official support to lawyers' long march. "If provincial machinery is employed to support lawyer's movement, then what option is left with the Federal Govt to exercise under the circumstances," Wattoo asked while replying to a question during a news conference at a local hotel here. He was accompanied by PPP leaders including Munir Ahmad Khan, Zekria Butt, Faiza Malik, Beelum Hasnain, Aasma Chaudhry, Azizur Rehman Chan and others. The minister, however, expressed the hope that better sense will prevail and Punjab Government will not allow use of official resources in the long march. He made it clear that Federal Government had no plan to destabilise the coalition government in Punjab unless it is forced to take the extreme step (of dismantling Punjab govt). He said all options were open if cautious efforts are made to derail the system. Wattoo admitted that coalition in Punjab was facing problems, but expressed his optimism that it will remain intact, as both sides believed in continuation of the present system. He said despite numerous complaints against their senior coalition partner, the PPP ministers and MPAs wanted the coalition to complete its stipulated tenure. "All coalitions are like a double-edged sword, but still the stakeholders could thrash out problems with political sagacity", he observed. Replying to a question, he said that PML-N had made the process of deposed judges' restoration even more complicated and difficult by its decision to quit the federal govt. "It would have been more convenient for the two parties to find a way out to the problem, had the PML-N been part of the system", he opined, while adding that present government was cautious of the pros and cons of deposed judges' restoration. Earlier, highlighting the performance Federal Government, the minister said that PPP pursued a policy of national reconciliation from the very beginning and tried to complete the entire process of government formation through consensus. He termed unopposed election of PM Gilani in March last year and the recent one of Senators from Punjab and Sindh one of the greatest achievements of PPP, which, he said, also united different political parties with conflicting ideologies on a single platform for the sake of national reconciliation. He was of the view that Government handled the most sensitive issue of Mambai terrorist attacks with utmost care and diffused the ensuing tension through effective use of its diplomatic channels. "Now the idea of two countries going to war on the issue seems pretty farfetched," he added. He dismissed reports of mistrust between the Prime Minister and the President, saying that there was complete harmony and understanding between the two on all issues. He said present leadership was mature enough to deal with all issues. "PM Gilani would be the last man to desert his party," Wattoo assured adding, that five years confinement in jail had brought about many changes in his personality. He (Gilani) was offered priemiership during imprisonment, but he rejected the offer, saying party was dear to him." He said that Asif Ali Zardari was more powerful as party co-chairman than as President. The Bhutto family, he said, offered country's premiership to a Punjabi (Yousuf Raza Gilani) despite its sacrifices for the cause of democracy.