ISLAMABAD - Federal Information Minister Sherry Rehman here on Saturday said that the coalition of PPP and PML-N was still intact in the provinces as well as at the centre.    Brushing aside the reports of withdrawal of PPP ministers from the Punjab government, the minister said that PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif would decide about the fate of alliance in Punjab. "PPP does not want to revive the politics of confrontation and is pursuing politics of reconciliation," Sherry Rehman said while talking to media persons after addressing the first international conference on psycho-trauma at Convention Centre. She said that protests and sit-ins were democratic rights of all political parties. "However the politics of sit-ins would do no good to the country in the prevailing situation," she added. She dispelled the impression that PPP was engaged in efforts to seek withdrawal of presidential candidates of other parties in favour of Asif Ali Zardari. "Government wants to forge effective coordination with the media," she said, adding that it did not want to play the role of regulator. She said that a memo had been issued to PEMRA for not allowing media coverage of outlawed outfits like the other civilised countries of the world. "Media is requested to give least coverage to banned parties," she added. The minister strongly contradicted the rumours about withdrawal of nomination papers of Co-Chairman PPP Asif Ali Zardari for the forthcoming presidential election and termed them as baseless. She said the PPP had clearly stated that Asif Ali Zardari was party's consensus candidate and he would not withdraw from presidential election. The minister said that Asif Ali Zardari was a symbol of federation and was a person who through his wisdom had helped formed governments at the provincial and federal level. She said that Benazir Bhutto till her last breath made some difficult decisions, keeping in mind the challenges facing the country and to promote reconciliation process. Answering to another question regarding investigation of Benazir Bhutto's assassination through United Nations, she said UN had its own process and it was working on the case. Earlier, while addressing the '1st International Conference on Psychotrauma' entitled "Media and Terrorism," organised by National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), the minister said that the government as the primary guarantor of public and national security was forging a partnership with media to protect people against the onslaught of terrorism. "At the same time, pursuing the set policy of ensuring media freedom, multiple efforts are being made to facilitate the growth of an independent and self-regulating media that is free to carry out its due professional role," she added. Sherry Rehman said in the environment of collective security stresses and threats, media had a very important role to play that of informing people of the cold, hard realities on the ground, as well as guiding them on ways and means to protect themselves against damage. "We are living in a world today where crime has become borderless, global economic shocks are creating ripple-effects for local prices and incomes; and security of life and property has become vulnerable. Thus, we are witnessing the globalisation of crisis and a resultant public trauma," she said. The minister underlined the need to look at ways of how a free media could carry out its principal duty of truthful public information that victims and other affected people could use to cope with the trauma caused by that conflict. She said,  "In Pakistan the great challenge being faced today by both government and media is how to confront terrorism not only through tactics and strategies, but also through a qualitative approach of extending humane care". Agencies add: Sherry Rehman said that electronic media is not abiding the rules in Pakistan. Sherry said that news reports are being sensationalised to capture the audience. Media should abide by the rules, she added.