ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani discussed the federal cabinet expansion and it was decided in the meeting that the formal announcement in this connection would be made on Monday (November 3), a day before the departure of President to Saudi Arabia. Prime Minister Gilani on Saturday called on President Zardari and briefed him on his visit to Peoples Republic of China and Turkey. The sources privy to the deliberations of the meeting disclosed to TheNation that both the leaders were of the view that instead of going for IMF loan on tough conditions, Pakistan should concentrate on getting support from 'friends of democratic Pakistan' and brotherly Islamic countries. The fresh induction in the federal cabinet also came under discussion and the names of PPP leaders who would be joining the cabinet were also finalised. The sources in the party disclosed to TheNation that it would not be the final induction in the federal cabinet and more inductions at later stage could be made. For the first time Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) would be joining the federal cabinet since their joining the ruling coalition and they would likely be getting three to four berths. The sources said that besides the relieving of the sitting ministers from the additional charge, the portfolios of some of the ministers would likely be changed with the fresh induction to accommodate some of the coalition partners who were interested in some particular ministries. Monitoring Desk adds: Zardari and have agreed on not taking loan on tough IMF conditions, reports a private TV channel. Condemning the US drone raids within Pakistan territory, both the leaders termed strikes attack on sovereignty and autonomy of the country. Both leaders have agreed that final decision about taking loan from IMF would be taken after President Zaradari's visit of Saudi Arabia and meeting of Friends of Pakistan which would be held in Abu Dhabi. The President and the Prime Minister also have the same opinion that attacks by US drones in North and South Waziristan are violation of Pakistani territorial sovereignty and it should be halted immediately. NNI adds: A group of Parliamentarians, Provincial Ministers, and notables of Hyderabad Division called on President Asif Ali Zardari here at the Aiwan-i-Sadr on Saturday evening. They discussed with the President the problems being faced by the people of the area. The President assured the delegation that the govt will look into the problems and will try to address them. Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Senior Minister Pir Mazharul Haq, Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, Leader of the House in Senate, Mian Raza Rabbani and Makhdoom Jameel-uz-Zaman were also present in the meeting. Later on the President also hosted a dinner in their honour.