WASHINGTON - The Pakistan People's Party and the Pakistan Muslim League-N want the restoration of  judiciary as it existed before President Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency on Nov 3, PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari said, voicing confidence that the party's judicial reforms package would win the necessary support in parliament. "We expect that the National Assembly will consider and enact this comprehensive judicial reform package before the end of June. This constitutional package aims to restore the key elements of the 1973 constitution that was the basis of parliamentary democracy in our country before critical powers were seized by various autocratic presidents at the expense of the People's House," he told The Washington Times, a conservative newspaper. The PPP co-chairman said the power to dismiss governments was "never meant to be in the hands of the president, but rather the tenure of governments would be limited by elections or motions of no confidence." "Democracy and dictatorship do not mix. All powers will revert back to the Parliament as was the intent of the constitution. All elements of the governing coalition will enthusiastically support these reforms." About the state of governing coalition, he said the coalition has some internal dissonance, "but that is the nature of democratic debate." "There is much that the parties in the Pakistan Democratic Front agree on and have built a consensus around, and there are other elements that have not yet been reconciled. But the coalition has not fractured." The Nawaz (Sharif) wing of the PML, he elaborated, has not joined the opposition and still votes with the government. The PPP has not withdrawn its ministers from the Punjab government, which is led by the PML-N," he added. "Although they have temporarily withdrawn from some cabinet positions, we consider this a short-term problem and we have not filled the open cabinet positions. The PML-N is still in fundamental agreement with the major initiatives and thrusts of the government. I think people have also misunderstood the level of disagreement on the judges' issue." Both the PPP and the PML-N want the restoration of the judiciary as it existed before emergency rule was imposed by President Musharraf, Zardari stated. "The PML-N wants it done by decree, and my party wants to accomplish the restoration as part of a significant judicial reform legislative package that will totally modernize and liberalize the structure of civil society in Pakistan." Zardari also emphasized that the U.S.-Pakistan relations should not be confined to security cooperation alone but be broad-based as he told the  newspaper that violent extremism could only be effectively curbed through a multifaceted approach. He also held out a firm assurance that the new Pakistani government would not negotiate with terrorists but it definitely intended to engage local tribesmen as part of its comprehensive policy to wipe out extremism in the long-term perspective. Zardari pledged zero tolerance for the menace of "terrorism anywhere." "The U.S.-Pakistan relationship must be more than a military marriage of convenience. It must be based on shared values and mutual respect. "If the West commits to a sustained plan of economic and social development for our nation, helping us build an efficient economy, a school system that truly educates, and a health system that protects our people, the danger of terrorism and fanaticism within our borders will all but evaporate," he stated. Continuing, he said he believed "the U.S. Congress realizes that the key to the strategic interests of the United States in South Asia is the stability of the region, and the key to the stability of the region is a prosperous and democratic Pakistan. "We believe that the White House has now come to share this view." Pakistan, he added, was encouraged by the plan of Sen.  Joseph Biden, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to commit the U.S. to a decade of targeted economic assistance. Stressing on the need for a comprehensive strategy to address extremsim, Zardari pointed out that military confrontation along in the fight against extremism and terrorism has been tried, "and it has failed." "It is now time to expand the battle to political engagement, economic and social reform, and the integration of our tribal areas into the mainstream of Pakistani society. We firmly believe that a democratically elected constitutional government with the mandate of the people will have the legitimacy and authority to successfully address not only the extremists and terrorists, but the root-causes of the frustration and hopelessness that fuel the fires of fanaticism. " Reiterating Islamabad's position that it would never negotiate with terrorists, he said it fully intended to engage tribal leaders, who have been "abandoned by the previous government and have been co-opted by extremists by intimation and coercion." "We will offer the leaders and the people of FATA and of parts of the frontier a much better social and economic deal than they have received from the Taliban and al-Qaeda. "We will engage them on the condition that they yield their arms and cease their attacks on the Pakistani military and on NATO and Afghan troops in Afghanistan. There will be zero tolerance for terrorism anywhere. We have tried confrontation; we have tried battling them; we have also tried ignoring them. It is now time to engage them." He said for much too long the United States viewed South Asia through short-term glasses and urged Washington to have a long-term commitment to a democratic and prosperous Pakistan. "In the 1980s dictatorships were sustained in Pakistan under the rationale of the Cold War. In this young century, dictatorship has been sustained under the guise of a so-called war on terror. All that has been accomplished is to strengthen the extremists and turn the people of our nation away from the United States.  This must be reversed by a sustained, long-term commitment to building an economically prosperous, viable and democratic Pakistan." In the regional perspective, he said South Asia must become an economic condominium of open markets and open borders. Zardari called for settlement of the decades-old Kashmir dispute to satisfaction of all concerned parties including the Kashmiris. "South Asia must become a common market of technology and communications. "The outstanding issue of Kashmir has yet to be resolved, but it is an issue that must be resolved to the satisfaction of all parties, including Pakistanis, Kashmiris and Indians, if real peace is to be established."