Pakistan ministers set to resign
The first sign of crack in the Pakistani coalition government has appeared. Nawaz Sharif led PML-N has decided to withdraw from the government on the issue of reinstatement of sacked judges. Earlier Mr Sharif announced that all the senior judges would be reinstated.
His party has campaigned for the unconditional reinstatement of the judges.
Ten days ago, following earlier talks, Mr Sharif announced that all the senior judges sacked by President Musharraf last year would be reinstated on 12 May.
Mr Sharif's party has campaigned for the unconditional reinstatement of the judges.
Mr Zardari wants the reinstatement of the judges to be part of a larger package of constitutional amendments which would include reducing their powers.
President Musharraf sacked about 60 judges - some sitting in the Supreme Court - in November 2007, after declaring a state of emergency.