Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) took back its support of government for National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) on pressure from the US and Britain, according to a cable leaked by WikiLeaks. According to the US State Department cables, Interior Minister Rehman Malik suspected that the establishment was out to get President Asif Zardari and that the MQM was being influenced by the US and the UK. In a meeting held on November 9, 2009, Malik claimed to then US ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson that the MQM had repeatedly stated that both the US and the UK had urged the party to oppose the NRO, a move that led the government to withdraw the legislation from parliamentary consideration and placed the future of Zardari at risk.