ISLAMABAD Succumbing to pressure from both coalition partners and the Opposition, President Asif Ali Zardari, heading a crucial meeting of the PPP parliamentary party at the Presidency decided to withdraw from its position on the NRO. Presidents spokesman Farhatullah Babar told the media after the meeting that the President had decided not to pursue the NROs passage through the Parliament as an Act. The PPP during the party meeting went through the entire numbers game in the wake of coalition partners not standing by the coalition leader. According to sources, the President finally revisited the entire situation evolving around the issue of NRO that had singled him out. However, sources informed TheNation that the President had mandated Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to consult all political parties on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). It was the second meeting presided over by Zardari on the issue of NRO. The first meeting was held during the daytime on Monday and it was attended by the coalition partners. However none of them could come up with a clear mind to support the NRO. The President chaired the second meeting as the Co-Chairman of the ruling PPP, wherein he vowed to take along all the political forces in the country. According to the sources, the second meeting was aimed at damage control after the coalition partners had left the PPP alone on the issue of NRO. Apprising the PPP MPs that the Opposition forces were spinning confusion around the government as well as the Presidency, he required them to disseminate factual state of affairs down to the grassroots level. According to a statement issued by the Presidency, the meeting was attended by Raza Rabbani, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Rehman A. Malik, Naveed Qamar, Mohammad Afzal Sindhu, Jahangir Badar, Fauzia Wahab, Rukhsana Bangash, Fauzia Habib, Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Babar Awan, Khursheed Shah, Nazar Muhammad Gondal, Mehreen Anwar Raja and Spokesperson to the President Mr. Farhatullah Babar. It also quoted the spokesperson Babar as explaining that the meeting endorsed the position taken by the Prime Minister on the floor of the House on Monday and decided not to pursue the NRO in the Parliament. He said that prior to the high-level meeting, the President and the Prime Minister also consulted the coalition partners. Earlier the President hosted a dinner for the MPs of PPP and coalition partners. The dinner was also attended by the Prime Ministe