ISLAMABAD - Taking strong exception to the media reports, President Pervez Musharraf Thursday denied any differences with the Army Chief saying they both had a routine meeting late Wednesday.    Addressing a dinner reception he hosted in the honour of former Governor Punjab Lt Gen (Retd) Khalid Maqbool here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, the President dismissed the reports about differences with the Army Chief and his resignation as part of a malicious campaign to create unrest in the country. "The rumour mongers wish to create differences between him and the Army", President said. The President was referring to a news report about his meeting with Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani Wednesday night that claimed that they discussed his resignation. President Musharraf said the speculative reports caused loss of billions as stocks plunged, causing panic among the business circles. The President said this trend must not continue as it was damaging for the country's economy and a threat to foreign investment. The President said he fully supported the Prime Minister in his endeavours to run the affairs of the country smoothly. "I believe in a policy of conciliation, rather than that of confrontation," President Musharraf said and added the elements that were spreading rumours in the country did not believe in the policy of Pakistan first. The President said he had met the Army Chief several times, since he assumed the command of the Army to discuss professional issues and matters of mutual interest. He said his recent meeting was also part of this routine. The President paid rich tributes to the outgoing Governor Khalid Maqbool and lauded his contribution to national projects, particularly in the socio-economic sector. He described Maqbool as a meticulous man, dynamic man with lots of qualities. He appreciated his unflinching support and contribution towards national causes and the work done for the uplift of the poor and underdeveloped sectors.  He also wished him well in his future endeavours. The President also welcomed the new Governor Salman Taseer and wished him well on his new assignment. He expressed the hope that he would serve the masses with zeal and contribute to the nation building efforts. The dinner was attended by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Minister for Defence Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, Khurshid Shah, Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mehmood Ahmed and the four Governors. Earlier, spokesman of President House Major General (Retd) Rashid Qureshi said that some media people were spreading rumours about resignation of President Pervez Musharraf under a planned conspiracy and the government should take notice of their activities. The spokesman said it appeared that some journalists dream something and float it in the media without bothering to get the contents of their stories confirmed by the  quarters concerned. He said the report about the resignation of the President and vacation of Army House was very baseless. Qureshi said it had become a routine practice on the part of certain journalists to float "fabricated news stories" repeatedly. He said the PNS and CPNE should take notice of this. The Spokesman said that recent reported comments of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif about President Musharraf did not merit a response by the President House. He said that there existed good working relations between the President House and the government, adding the President had stated before and after the elections that he would work smoothly with whosoever was voted into power by the people. He said that the President was adhering to his commitment and there was no question of any confrontation between the President House and the government. Qureshi said that the President and no one else had ever talked about using 58 (2) B, but the "rumour factories" spread baseless information to misguide the people. On the proposed PPP constitutional package, the spokesman said that the President House had not yet received the copy of constitutional package, so no comments could be made on it at present. Newsdesk adds: President Pervez Musharraf had an important meeting with Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on Thursday night. Reliable source told 'The Nation' that prior to the dinner hosted in the honour of former Punjab Governor Lt Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool, the President took the Prime Minister Gilani for a 'one on one' meeting and discussed with him the country's situation in detail. The sources say that the Prime Minister will brief the PPP Co-Chairman Asif Zardari about the said meeting.