ISLAMABAD The presence of over a dozen federal and state ministers in the Supreme Court of Pakistan during the hearing on the controversy of writing letter to Swiss Government for reopening of cases against President Asif Ali Zardari was actually meant to erase impression of the governments hostile posture towards the superior judiciary and to establish that they have all respect for the apex court and its judgements. The demeanour of Federal Minister for Law and Justice Dr Babar Awan in the court also surprised many, as most of the people were expecting some hard hitting and hostile statements coming from him on the issue of writing letter to Swiss Government for reopening of cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Everything went as the government side expected and they had succeeded in achieving their set target of getting time from the court for reply on the subject, sources aware of the developments taking place in the Presidency over the past few weeks revealed. These sources further said that it was decided in the meeting that they would not lose their cool even if the court went tough with them and they acted as per their plan while the larger bench of the Supreme Court hearing the matter had also shown magnanimity and facilitated Federal Minister for Law and Justice Dr Babar Awan by granting him time for filing a written reply. The courts gesture exempting the Federal Law Minister from appearing before the court on next date of hearing was also reflective of the point that there would be no institutional clash and all the state organs were dispensing of their duties responsibly. The presence of over a dozen Federal Cabinet members also played magic and the move bridged, to a great extend if not fully, the widening trust deficit between the government and judiciary. Commenting on the situation a senior member of the PPP-led coalition government, who did not want to be named, said that the government had actually shown an 'olive branch to superior judiciary and to establish that they were in no mood to push the things in a close alley. On the other hand, the apex court while hearing cases on Monday and Tuesday had shown magnanimity towards the government and facilitated the government lawyers in NRO review case as well as in the most contentious issue of writing to the Swiss Government for reopening of cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Some legal and constitutional experts are of the view whatever would be the outcome of the review petition of government in NRO case or writing or otherwise of letter to Swiss Government for reopening of the cases against President Zardari, appearance of Federal Law Minister along with over a dozen Federal Cabinet members in the court has set a positive tradition and it seems that the state institutions are growing mature and stronger.