Islamabad: Amid a looming confrontation between the Supreme Court and the government, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday made it clear that he did not intend to resign even as an urgent session of parliament has been called to consider the situation.

Zardari through his spokesman refuted reports that he had offered to resign at a meeting of his Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and its allies late last night.

"Neither in the allies' meeting on Tuesday night nor at any other stage has the President offered to resign and the reports suggesting otherwise are contrary to the facts and reality of the situation," presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said in a brief statement.

"There is no truth in these reports," Babar said while reacting to reports in a section of the media that said Zardari had offered to resign during the meeting jointly chaired by Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani at the presidency.

At the meeting, the ruling coalition leaders decided to call an urgent session of the Parliament tomorrow in the wake of a warning from the Supreme Court that action could be taken against Zardari and Gilani for failing to reopen high-profile corruption cases.

The Supreme Court had warned on Tuesday that action could be taken against both the President and Prime Minister for failing to act on a court order to reopen corruption cases that were closed under a graft amnesty issued by former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in 2007.

(Agencies)