ISLAMABAD - The PPP leadership has initiated consultations with its coalition partners on the likely constitutional reforms package assigned to a 27-member parliamentary committee. Sources told that President Asif Ali Zardari had discussed the governments initiative with Awami National Party (ANP) President Asfandyar Wali in a luncheon meeting here on Saturday. During the meeting matters pertaining to coalition, proposed constitutional amendments, overall law and order and security situation, particularly in the NWFP, were discussed. The government wants to back the recommendations of the recently formed committee to make the Constitution democratic and remove the controversial clauses, the sources privy to the meeting quoted the President as saying. They also said the governments stance on repealing 17th Amendment would come forward after taking all the coalition partners into confidence and seeking their recommendations. The ongoing drive against militants and the relief and rehabilitation measures undertaken by the government for the displaced persons also came under discussion. The President said that the country would soon overcome the difficult situation with the help of international community and internal resources. He said the government had worked out plans for the safe return of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) to their homes, adding the damaged infrastructure was being rehabilitated on priority basis. Online adds: President Asif Ali Zardari said the basic reason behind establishment of cantonment in Swat was to block entry of militants there after the Operation Rah-e-Rast. Permanent peace would be ensured in war-affected areas including Swat, he added. The President said the whole nation stood united against terrorists and extremists. He said no comprise would be made with terrorists and extremists and those who were challenging governments writ would be dealt with an iron hand. Commenting on the security forces operation Rah-e-Rast, he said the security forces had taken control of most of the areas of Malakand division. Asfandyar Wali briefed the President about the steps taken by NWFP government for the rehabilitation and relief activities of IDPs.