Islamabad, Jan 03 (Agencies): A meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday failed to end the crisis facing the Government, which has been reduced to a minority after a key partner quit the ruling coalition.

The meeting between Gilani and Shahbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister of Punjab province, ended without any breakthrough, Geo TV reported. Sharif is the younger brother of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The two leaders met for nearly two hours at the Prime Minister's residence a day after the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) walked out from the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)-led coalition over price hikes.

Shahbaz Sharif would discuss Gilani's proposal with the PML-N central executive committee that is scheduled to meet in Islamabad on Tuesday, the report said quoting sources.