ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Peoples Party has convinced majority of the members of the Constitutional Reforms Committee not to seek altogether repeal of 17th Constitutional Amendment, thus leaving some key powers with the office of president. The sources closely monitoring the whole exercise disclosed to TheNation on Sunday that PPP did not want the restoration of 1973 Constitution in its original shape and was in favour of power-sharing between the offices of prime minister and president. These sources further said that Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) wanted complete striking down of the 17th Constitutional Amendment and Article 58(2)b and reverting back to the 1973 Constitution to vest the Parliament and office of prime minister with all powers, and turning the president a mere figure head of the state. The sources in coalition government said that Jamiat-I-Ulema-I-Islam and some other parties wanted to retain the good things in 17th Amendment like reduction in the voters age and increase in the women seats in the Parliament. Similarly PPP has convinced some of the members of the Constitutional Reforms Committee, other than its coalition partners, that shifting of all powers back to prime minister and making president just a figure head of the state would not serve the cause of democracy. The sources in the PPP informed TheNation that although President Zardari on a number of occasions had asked the Parliament to revisit the constitution and do away with the 17th Amendment and Article 58(2)b, yet actually he was not ready to relinquish all powers and wanted to see some judicious division of powers between the two offices - president and prime minister. The sources further said that though President Zardari had agreed to surrender the powers to dissolve the Parliament under Article 58(2)b, he would not relinquish the powers of appointment of services chiefs, governors and some others. The sources further said that the roadmap for constitutional reforms proposals of PPP was prepared in the light of the spirit to strike some balance of powers between the offices of president and prime minister. They dispelled the impression of any difference between the President and the Prime Minister over the issue. It was the reason that Premier Gilani, who earlier had said at a number of occasion that PPP wanted the restoration of 1973 Constitution in its original form, on Saturday had said that they wanted to strike some balance of power between the offices of president and prime minister, the sources added. These sources further said that the impression of differences between the President Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani at least on the issue of power-sharing between the offices of president and prime minister was untrue.