KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is likely to rejoin the federal government after the assurances of the government side, TheNation learnt on Thursday. Well-informed sources in the MQM told The Nation that after the assurances from the government side, MQM has decided to rejoin the government as the PPP-led government has lost the majority in the parliament after the MQM decision to sit on the opposition benches. They further said that the government has assured the MQM leadership to fulfil all the demands of MQM and redress the grievances of the party. President Asif Ali Zardari and Federal Minister Rehman Malik held the meeting with the Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad in which they assured to address the concerns of MQM and to bring it back in the coalition. They said that the MQM will rejoin the federal government but its ministers in the federal cabinet would not resume their portfolios until the fully satisfaction of the party about the government commitments. Sources said that during the parleys, the PPP high commend agreed to remove Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza but MQM was not interested in the removal of Mirza. MQM emphasised that Mirza should refrain from issuing provocative statements in future. Sources pointed out that the PPP leadership has accepted all the demands of MQM including withdrawal of the recent increase in POL prices, hold the local bodies election, not to restore the commissionerate system, and not to impose RGST and other issues. They said that MQM wanted the continuation of the democratic system in the country saying that the anti-people decision of the government has compelled the party to quit the coalition. They informed that Prime Minister Gilani that other PPP top stalwarts will visit the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) headquarter Nine-Zero to assure the MQM and to listen the concerns of the party. It may be noted here that President Zardari had set up a two-member committee of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Interior Minister Rehman Malik to make contact with the MQM and sort out the differences that emerged recently. However, the party also pointed out the concerns of MQM about some PPP officials involvement in patronising the criminals and land mafias in the metropolis and MQM leadership wants the action against these criminal elements. Despite the repeated contacts to confirm the news neither MQM Coordination Committee officials nor any member of parliamentary party were available to comment.