ISLAMABAD - Reposing full confidence in party's Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Peoples Party Central Executive Committee (CEC) here Thursday night decided to face political challenges ahead boldly, developed in the wake of Sharifs' disqualification by the apex court, while toeing the paradigm of reconciliation of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. Jointly chaired by the Co-Chairperson and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, the CEC adopted a unanimous resolution expressing full confidence in the leadership of Zardari. The meeting took serious notice of the PML-N tirades against President Zardari, with the unanimous voice that the disqualification of Sharif brothers was the independent decision of the Supreme Court and PPP top brass had no role at all in the matter. "The issue of Sharif brothers is purely a judicial one, which is wrongly linked with the PPP leadership and the party has nothing to do with it," it was noted in the meeting, sources stated. The meeting reviewed at length the political situation in the wake of SC verdict and PML-N harsh stance and personal attacks against President Zardari, likely names for the next Leader of the House in Punjab Assembly, overcoming the law and order situation, burning of Benazir Bhutto's Memoir and taking on board leaders of other political leaders. The meeting also unanimously condemned the burning of the posters, portraits and banners bearing pictures of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. It said the party denounced such acts of vandalism in the strongest possible terms and wouldn't tolerate it. After the CEC meeting, some senior leaders of the party sat together to discuss ways and means to cope with the challenges through political means. Before CEC meeting both the President and the Prime Minister met at Aiwan-e-Sadr and discussed the prevailing political situation. They also reviewed the future line of action and likely set-up in the Punjab province. They deliberated on ways to tackle the situation arising out of the disqualification of Sharif brothers. "The PPP leadership has started consultation with party members to counter the aggressive campaign of PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif and Mian Shahbaz Sharif against our leaders," sources privy to the Presidency told TheNation. They said most of the members advised the top leadership to give a matching response to PML-N leaders' campaign launched against PPP Co-Chairman. However, the leadership decided to continue wide political consultation with party elected representatives from Punjab, workers and persuade coalition partners on PPP's stance. The president will meet the PPP MNAs and MPAs from Punjab for similar consultative dialogue today (Friday). "The party will respond positively to the campaign of Nawaz Sharif in political way and will not indulge in mudslinging on the issue," said a member of CEC requesting anonymity. According a press statement of PPP, CEC vowed to continue its political struggle for the emancipation of the people with renewed vigour and determination under the leadership of the Co-Chairman. The unanimous resolution was adopted in the CEC meeting that was jointly presided over by the Party Co-Chairman and President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. The meeting discussed the current political situation in the country particularly with reference to the situation arising out of the imposition of Governor Rule in Punjab. Federal Ministers who are members of the CEC also attended the meeting. A detailed review of the situation was carried out in which several members expressed their point of view. Meanwhile, President Zardari said that PPP was a force that knew how to contend with political challenges adding however, it did not believe in confrontation and had, therefore, adopted the policy of reconciliation for the sake of democracy and political stability in the country. He said this during a meeting with a delegation of the People's Lawyers Forum, Punjab chapter at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. "We will pursue this policy but we also know how to meet political challenges that come our way." He said that before coming to the meeting he had signed an ordinance to provide free legal aid to the needy in the criminal cases through a network of 'Public Defender Offices' throughout the country at the district and tehsil levels. The delegation of People's Lawyers Forum headed by Attorney General Latif Khosa who is also Chairman of People's Lawyers Forum, comprised Sardar Khurram Latif Khosa, President PLF Punjab, Iftikhar Shahid, Senior Vice President PLF Punjab, Khawar Khatana, General Secretary PLF Punjab and lawyers including Shafqat Abbasi, Habibullah Shakir, Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari, Zummurd Khan and Amir Fida Paracha. The delegation also included all the district presidents of People's Lawyers Forum. Zardari reminded that Pakistan Peoples Party knew how to contend with political challenges, but added PPP believed in reconciliation. "PPP is a political force and doesn't believe in politics of confrontation," he said. "I will soon deliver a telephonic address to the lawyers organisations across the country," said President Zardari. He said that provision of justice to the common man was the top priority of the government. The government was aware of problems faced by the ordinary citizens in this regard. The government would make all-out efforts to ensure that speedy justice was delivered to all. "Let us get together and take our message to the people," he asked the representatives of the lawyers affiliated with the PPP. The President said that he looked forward to more such meetings with the PLF office-bearers from other provinces and would also telephonically address the lawyers' bodies in different parts of the country. A host of issues relating to political situation and other issues were also discussed during the meeting. About the problems of the labour and workers, the President said that the privatization policy of the present government envisaged giving 15 per cent share to the workers.