ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Peoples Party is caught in a Catch 22 position as on one hand they are devising strategy to calm down Dr Zulfiqar Mirza who was spilling out barbs against MQM and some of his own party leaders, while on the other they are trying to woo back MQM in the government both at federal and provincial levels. Sources in the party informed TheNation that in a fresh move President Asif Ali Zardari had entrusted the task of wooing back MQM to one of his loyalists from Sindh Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khurshid Shah, known for his political sagacity and proverbial charm to win over foes. Syed Khurshid Shah would likely meet the MQM leaders on Sunday to give them a fresh offer from President Zardari to rejoin the government and also clarify the PPP position that it has nothing to do with the foul utterance of Zulfiqar Mirza against MQM and that PPP would contemplating punitive action against him for breaching the party discipline. The sources further informed that President Zardari was quite disturbed over the hostile posture taken by his old buddy Zulfiqar Mirza against MQM as it was spoiling all the governments efforts to win back MQMs support for the government. The people close to MQM informed that MQM was in no haste to rejoin the government and they had adopted the policy of wait and see and would also seek some visible disciplinary action on part of PPP against Zulfiqar Mirza before their rejoining the treasury benches. But the PPP is also not seemed inclined to take any strict action against Dr Zulfiqar Mirza as right now he is just holding the basic membership of PPP and has resigned from rest of the slots he was holding including the slot of senior minister in Sindh Cabinet and senior vice president of the PPP Sindh Chapter. The sources further said that soon after his return from abroad President Zardari had held consultation with his close aides and after the meeting he had barred the party leaders from giving statements against Zulfiqar Mirza and also tasked a few common friends to convince Dr Mirza from the barrage of accusations he had unleashed against MQM and some of the PPP leaders including Rehman Malik. President Zardari was also irked by the Awami National Party Sindh Chapters role which on the one hand was sitting with them in the government while on the other they were also joining the rallies of Zulfiqar Mirza, the sources further said. It was decided in the meeting that President Zardari would himself take up the issues with ANP President Asfandyar Wali in this connection, the sources added. The sources aware of the behind the scene developments informed TheNation that the meeting of Syed Khurshid Shah with MQM would unlikely make any major breakthrough as neither the PPP was in a position to give concrete assurances to MQM regarding the shutting up the loud mouth of Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza now they would be in a position to come up with certainty about the fate and future of the ongoing Rangers operation against the miscreants. And till the time the dust would not settle down and things would be seen clearly MQM would prefer to sit on the fence.