ISLAMABAD - Despite the PPPs pressure to rejoin cabinet, the JUI-F is unwilling to take its decision back while the MQM is a bit inclined to rejoin it but not in the first phase. The MQM will not join the new cabinet but it may be a part of it in the next phase, sources in political parties informed The Nation. When contacted, MQM leader Haider Abbas Rizvi said that MQM was not rejoining the cabinet as many of its demands were still pending including non-imposition of RGST and flood tax etc. However, he hinted that still many steps were remaining. The MQM has never been interested in ministries but we want to serve the country for its progress and sovereignty, he added. MQM ministers Dr Farooq Sattar and Babar Ghauri had sent their resignations to the Prime Minster over the issue of increase in prices of petroleum products. While, the sources said that resignations of both the ministers were not approved by the Prime Minister yet. It may be mentioned here that President Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani made telephonic contacts with leaders of various political parties on Friday last for consultation over reducing the size of the federal cabinet in accordance with austerity measures being taken in wake of economic difficulties. The sources said that both the parties including JUI-F and MQM had kept resisting the PPPs pressure to rejoin the cabinet and JUI-F might even remain adamant to sit on opposition benches. When contacted, JUI-F Spokesman Maulana Amjad Khan said that they would not become part of coalition at Centre and were not interested in rejoining the cabinet. However, he said that consultations process would continue. The JUI-F will discuss and announce its new strategy on February 20 (Sunday), he added.