In a news item Altaf Hussain was quoted saying that it was yet not decided whether the MQM would sit on the opposition benches or join the PPP in forming the government in Sindh. Come on Tafu Bhai, people don’t have that short a memory and know it too well that in the Pakistan politics there are two shrewd politicians who can never afford to be out of the government – one the MQM and the other Maulana of the JUI(F)! Their such “To be or not to be” stance and offhand talks and press statements are only to gain time and bargain for the ministries and committees, which they are unfortunately always in a position to do. They always make the hey while the sun shines for them and the other party(ies) need desperately their co-operation. Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd).