The hawkish elements in Sindh are bent upon deforming the moderate face of PPP and they are working against the reconciliation process started by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto who wanted a new Pakistan to emerge from the ashes of politics of revenge. The outburst by two PPP ministers Dr Zulfiqar Mirza and Agha Siraj Durrani within and outside the Sindh Assembly against the MQM will bring the two parties on the path to collision, which may once again lead, to the break-up of the coalition government. The damage caused by diatribe of Dr Zulfiqar Mirza and Siraj Durrani on the floor of the House supported by Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza could only be repaired by the top leaders of the two parties. Political analysts are of the view that Zulfiqar Mirza and Siraj Durrani are the nationalists among the moderate ranks of PPP and represent the 'hawkish elements of the party. They also reason that the duo has always spoken and worked against the reconciliation process initiated by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and so far continued by President Asif Ali Zardari. They said since both the ministers were the trusted lieutenants of top PPP leadership, they would not have spoken in such a way, without the support from the above. Analysts said that the anti-MQM stance of the PPP ministers was an effort to take political mileage out of the killings of the Pakhtoons in Karachi; particularly because PPP-ANP coalition was running the government in NWFP. Meanwhile, ANP has given call for a day of mourning on Thursday (today) against what they term as the killing of innocent Pakhtoons. Commenting on the current wave of target-killings in Karachi, the observers said that it exacerbated after an agreement had been reached between PPP and MQM over Local Bodies system. MQM is of the view that appointment of administrators should be made after giving the date of Local Bodies elections, which too are disliked by certain forces. They said that current upheaval was aimed at getting hold of the Karachi City in the Local Bodies election and that was why the ethnic card was being played by the ANP and the nationalists elements in the PPP against MQM. The old guards of PPP are of the view that all the moderate and liberal elements in the Sindh chapter of the party have been sidelined after the assassination of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. They said that hardliners have dominated the party decisions and sometime they even take advantage of the leniency of the Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, who seems 'helpless before the 'powerful individuals. They even said that important decisions were taken somewhere else and the CM knew nothing about them, like the Lyari operation episode when the CM said he had not ordered. Some quarters also believe that the hawkish elements of the PPP do not even approve of the present status of Qaim Ali Shah.