ISLAMABAD Though a lot of things have been finalised in a meeting of MQM delegation with President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday, the MQM has given conditional consent to rejoin the federal cabinet. President Zardari along with Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik received the MQM delegation led by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad. The other delegates were Dr Farooq Sattar, Senator Babar Ghauri, Dr Saghir, Waseem Aftab and Adil Siddiqui. President Zardari was assisted by Interior Minister Rehman Malik and his spokesman Farhatullah Babar in the meeting. Sources said the MQM delegation had opened a plethora of issues before the president and refused to rejoin the federal cabinet in the given circumstances. President Zardari listened to the complaints of MQM delegates and assured them of addressing their just concerns and issues in due course of time, the sources said, adding that despite insistence of the government team, the MQM delegation did not expressed a clear yes to rejoining the federal cabinet. However, the MQM members had given a tacit indication that they would rejoin the cabinet on fulfilment of some of their demands, which they had placed before the President Zardari in previous meeting. Later, against the backdrop of the meeting with MQM leaders President Zardari had made a telephone call to MQM chief Altaf Hussain and again asked him to rejoin the federal cabinet and help the coalition government to meet the challenges being faced by the country. The only concrete outcome of the presidents meeting with MQM delegation was that he had managed to take assurance from the MQM leaders that they would stay part of the Sindh government till the settlement of certain issues with the federal government, worsening law and order in Karachi, upcoming finance bill and the reformation in taxation system of the country. The delegation also raised certain issues pertaining to the coalition government in Sindh and the fate of the local bodies elections and their demand of reverting back of Hyderabad to the status before the current changes introduced in it boundaries on the direction of the Prime Minister Gilani. President Zardari said that they firmly believed in carry on taking along all the allies and coalition partners to put the country on the road of prosperity, saying that the PPP accorded the MQM as one of its key ally in both federal and Sindh governments and they would not thwart plots to create rift between the two parties. He also lauded the role and support of the MQM to the PPP since the formation of the government and hoped that this alliance would not only continue working in this tenure but also in the next government as well. The president once again invited them to joining the coalition. The press release issued by the Presidency confirmed the presidents assurance to the visiting delegates to remove their reservations during the meeting besides discussing, matters of national interest, peace in Karachi, and economic crisis, suggesting proposals for the upcoming budget and to address the critical economic issues in the country. The president expressed sympathy with the MQM delegation and condemned killing of former MPA Liaquat Qureshi and other party activists, assuring that perpetrators would be brought to justice.