ISLAMABAD President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani have felicitated PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on the Supreme Courts verdict that had set aside their disqualification for contesting the elections. In his separate message, the President said the government and PPP have great respect for the judiciary and its verdicts. He expressed hope that with the permission to take part in electoral politics Nawaz Sharif will play even a greater role in strengthening democracy in the country. The Prime Minister also congratulated the Sharif brothers and hoped that this will go a long way in flourishing the democratic institutions in the country.