ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Peoples Party though could not succeed to fully fend off the imminent protest during the Presidents address to the Joint Sitting of the Parliament on Tuesday (today), they have at least managed to break into the ranks of the opposition parties, which are unlikely to converge on the same page. Sources in the government informed The Nation that PPP leaders kept on meeting with the key opposition figures in the federal capital on Monday to keep them away from the protest plan of main opposition parties during President Asif Ali Zardaris address to the Parliament, the fourth in the row, which would itself make him the first ever elected President to have that fete. Although Pakistan Peoples Party minister Rehman Malik could not get some definite assurance from Maulana Fazlur Rehman to stay calm during the Presidents address, yet in a later development Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani had given approval to a visit of National Assembly Kashmir Committee to Berlin, Warsaw and Brussels under his head, ostensibly to soften his otherwise stiff stand against the government. The sources in the PPP further informed that difference of opinion between the PML-Q Parliamentary Leader in National Assembly Makhdoom Faisal Saleh Hayat and President Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain was also created by some well wishers of the ruling alliance as the former had rejected the announcement of latter regarding the boycott of the Presidents address by saying that he along with a number of other party leaders were not taken on board by the Chaudharys of Gujrat. In another development Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Ch Nisar Ali Khan has called the meeting of parliamentary heads of all the opposition parties in his chamber to draw some joint strategy of protest against the government during the Presidents address but the sources in the ruling alliance said that their leaders had done a spadework and both Q-League and JUI-F leaders were unlikely to attend that meeting. A source in PML-N informed that their party would definitely register their protest on host of issues including unabated drone attacks, release of Raymond Davis and overall failure of the government to run the affairs of the government in a transparent fashion. The only thing that will be decided in consultation of other opposition parties is the modus operandi of the protest, the sources further added. The sources in the PML-N informed that hawks in the party were in full command of the situation while the saner elements were pushed back during the internal meetings of the party. It is for sure that PML-N will come up with strong protest during the Presidents address and the matter will be taken up in the parliamentary party meeting, that will be held a couple of hours ahead of the Joint Sitting of the Parliament, to decide the mode of protest, the sources explained when asked about their modus operandi. The sources further said that they could change their plan of protest to evolve consensus in consultation with other opposition parties. In the meantime, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and other party leaders of the ruling alliance were busy approaching opposition parties members to stay calm during the Presidents address and ease down the rising political temperature even President Zardari had rang up Mian Nawaz Sharif to inquire about his health. Meanwhile, serious differences surfaced on Monday within the PML-Q parliamentary parties in the National Assembly and the Senate, which, insiders believed, might lead to split in the party over crucial issue of boycotting the joint session of the Parliament today. According to Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat, the Parliamentary leader of PML-Q in the National Assembly, the party leadership did not take him on board before deciding to boycott the joint session of the Parliament. I do not own this decision. Its a two men decision. Neither I and nor the Deputy Parliamentary leader in the National Assembly Ameer Muqam was contacted before the decision, Faisal told the scribe. Sources in the party said the split was going far deep, as a number of the Parliamentarians of the party were not happy with this decision and they were willing to attend the joint session. They revealed that the party head Ch Shujat Hussain had called a meeting of the parliamentary committee at 2:00 pm on Tuesday merely two hours before the joint session of the Parliament to take members into confidence. Parliamentary leader in the National Assembly Faisal Saleh Hayat has also been invited to attend the meeting, they added. Party head is stuck to his decision however he will take all the members into confidence before boycotting the joint session. However, the meeting may also decide that either they would boycott or stage protest on the floor of the House, sources said.