KARACHI - MQM Chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday said a conspiracy was being hatched to trigger ethnic violence in Sindh in order to sabotage the current atmosphere of harmony among permanent residents of Sindh. He said this while addressing members of MQM Rabita Committee, Interior Sindh Tanzeemi Committee, Muttahidda Organising Committee, and other organisational structures of the party at MQM Headquarters, Nine-Zero. He appealed to the permanent residents of Sindh not to fall prey to the exploitation of the so-called nationalists and foil the conspiracy of ethnic riots through their unity. Those trying to start a clash between permanent residents of Sindh are agents of the feudal landlords, he remarked. He said these elements are afraid of MQM popularity in Punjab, saying that these elements were hatching the conspiracy of ethnic riots in Sindh to involve MQM in local politics. He said the MQM had been striving hard to end the rural-urban divide and to create ethnic harmony in Sindh for the past many years. However, he alleged that some so-called leaders and ministers of the ruling PPP were making an attempt to start ethnic riots in the province with the help of nationalist parties. The MQM chief also directed the party office-bearers and concerned persons to remain vigilant of any plot against the people of Sindh. He said the MQM is a democratic party and believed in the philosophy of non-violence. He urged the Haq Parast people and permanent residents of Sindh to deal with the situation amicably. Meanwhile, important meetings of Rabita Committee were held simultaneously at MQM International Secretariat in London and Karachi to decide the party strategy in context of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilanis remarks about the restoration of Hyderabad District. Sources said that the Rabita Committee has called for intervention of President Asif Ali Zardari in this regard to resolve the situation arising after the speech of the Prime Minister in Hyderabad. The sources quoted MQM leaders as saying that they would not accept any unilateral decision on Hyderabad and threatened to part ways with PPP if such decisions were upheld. However, PPP leadership contacted the MQM and assured the party that all the decisions will be taken with the consensus of the coalition parties. The meeting was attended by MQM Rabita Committee Deputy Convener Dr Farooq Sattar, Anees Ahmed KaimKhani, former City Nazim Karachi Mustafa Kamal, Mohammad Anwar, Salim Shahzad, Tariq Mir and others. Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rehman Malik Sunday reached London to hold consultations with MQM leader Altaf Hussain for removing the differences between the two allied parties. Sources in MQM revealed the MQM was not interested in starting any dialogue over the issues of District Hyderabad or the statement made by Prime Minister Gilani in the meetings of core committee or with Chief Minster Syed Qaim Ali Shah. The sources said the MQM expressed deep concern over the govts attitude and sought intervention by President Asif Ali Zardari. Monitoring Desk adds: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Sindh Senior Minister Pir Mazharul Haq contacted the members of Rabita Committee on phone, reported private TV channels. The Rabita Committee made it clear to PPP that the PM spokesmans statement was not enough and demanded direct interference of President Zardari on the issue. MQM ministers, members national assembly and members of provincial assembly also presented their resignations to party chief Altaf Hussain. Member coordination committee Anees advocate said it would be difficult to go on with PPP if the condition remains same. MQM will only talk to President Zardari and will not discuss the issue with chief minister or core committee, he added. He further said that PM Gilani has tried to make non-issue an issue.