KARACHI - Federal Religious Affairs Minister Khursheed Shah claimed breakthrough in talks between the Pakistan Peoples Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement. The deadlock with MQM has been broken but the final decision will be made after taking the party leadership into confidence, the federal minister said while taking to the media Monday. He said he would neither confirm nor contradict the statements of Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, but ruled out the deployment of Army. The PPP has stepped up its efforts for the MQMs return to the coalition government and the Muttahida is expected to rejoin the government in the current week. As part of its endeavours to win MQM support, the PPP delegation, comprising Federal Minister Shah and Sindh Local Bodies Minister Agha Siraj Durrani called on Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan at the Governors House. They expressed their resolve to continue with the policy of reconciliation and mulled over the MQMs return to the fold of coalition. Shah has been initiating the negotiations on the directives of President Asif Ali Zardari. Earlier, Siraj averred that the MQM people were friends and the Muttahida would join the government soon. Zardari and Hussain wanted reconciliation policy to continue, he added. Shah told the media that there were no permanent foes or friends in politics, adding negotiations with MQM were in progress and the snags in ties between the two parties would be removed. However, Zardari and Hussain talked on phone and the two leaders agreed to continue the politics of reconciliation for the betterment of country. Back-to-back contacts of the PPP leadership with the MQM chief indicate that the MQM is likely to rejoin of the coalition government. Later, Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wasan called on Ebad and discussed the operation being carried out against saboteurs across the city. Wasan said the ministries adjustment was discussed during the meeting. He added that the MQM would rejoin the government soon. The Muttahida wanted to continue the process of reconciliation for peace in the commercial hub, he said, adding that the government would leave no stone unturned to maintain peace in Karachi.