It said: "Senior Federal Minister for Food, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan called on Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani this morning and assured him that PML-N members would continue to support the coalition government, regardless of the decision taken by the party leadership today."
 
Government coalition partners Gilani and Sharif have been deadlocked over the restoration of judges dismissed by Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president, in November under emergency rule.