ISLAMABAD The ruling PPP on Thursday appeared somewhat paradoxical when its Law Secretary sent a summary on the cases against President Asif Ali Zardari entirely opposite to the message of reconciliation coming out of its Central Executive Committee meeting later in the evening. According to a number of constitutional experts, the Law Ministrys summary that was sent to the Prime Minister was tantamount to institutional confrontation while the party during its CEC meeting empowered Premier Youuf Raza Gilani to continue with the policy of reconciliation across the board. PPPs Jehangir Badr while briefing the media on the CEC meeting, stated that the meeting had agreed not to have confrontation with any other institution of the State and continue pursuing the policy of reconciliation. Giving out the sense of the CEC meeting, he said that balance of power between the Parliament and other institutions must be maintained. Answering questions about rumours and conspiracy theories in the air, he quoted President Asif Ali Zardari, who is also Co-chairman of the party, as saying that non-democratic forces were active against the PPP government. No body gave me this power in a platter and neither would I do so, a CEC member requesting anonymity quoted the President as saying. According to him, the President was not happy with the absence of Committee member Safdar Abbasi. He appointed a two-member committee comprising Raza Rabbani and Yousaf Talpur to address the reservations of Abbasi and his spouse Nahid Khan. Asked about the Abbasis issue Jehangir Badr said that no body prevented him from participating the CEC meeting. No such directives were issued by Co-Chairman PPP Asif Ali Zardari and that this must have happened due to miscommunication from the other side, he said without much elaborating on this. According to Abbasi, he got calls from the Presidency barring him to attend the meeting after the initial invitation. Presidential spokesman Farhatuallah Babar said that the Prime Minister and over forty members of the partys highest body had attended the meeting that lasted for about four hours. He quoted the President as saying that the party was committed to defend democracy, protect the Constitution and uphold the supremacy of the Parliament. The President said that the government was concentrating on relief and rehabilitation of the flood affected people and revival of the economy damaged by the devastating floods. He said that he had proposed to the government to levy one-time flood tax on urban properties in order to create resources for rebuilding and reconstructing the damaged infrastructure. The President said that the government was focusing on garnering maximum international support for the flood affected people and for the revival of the countrys economy, however, we also have to generate indigenous resources in order to have credibility with the international donors. The President stressed that access to complete information was key to transparency, which in turn was the key to good governance and eliminating corruption and mismanagement. The President also urged the members of the Committee to reach out to the affected people and complement governments efforts for their rehabilitation and ensuring transparency of the entire process. About the organisation of the party, the President said that the beginning from Balochistan, the party would be reorganised to make it more responsive to the current political challenges and rise to the expectations of the people.