KARACHI - Marriage of convenience between Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Pakistan Peoples party is on the verge of divorce after the vitriolic remarks of Sindh Home Minister, Dr Zulfiqar Mirza, against the MQM accusing it of being involved in the incidents of target killing and extortion. Although the Muttahida Qaumi Movement has reacted maturely and cautiously over the acid comments of the Home Minister, yet party workers are furious and are demanding of the MQM high-ups to take strict action and part ways from the ruling coalition. The Coordination Committee of MQM held emergent sessions, both in Karachi and London, immediately after the remarks of the Home Minister were aired by the TV channels. It decided to keep on hold their final reaction and decision till Ashura. However, the party is facing pressure from its workers who believed that the Sindh Home Minister was using tactics to blackmail MQM and force it to abandon its principled stand on Reform General Sales Tax (RGST). The latest development in Islamabad including the sacking of two federal ministers and JUI-Fs decision to leave the coalition at the Centre will create problems for the MQM. The party has to decide one way or the other and the 'hawks may prevail on decision-making after the 10th of Muharram. It will be a difficult decision for the urban-based party and if it says goodbye to the coalition and it would trigger a political storm that might severely hurt the PPP both at the Centre and in the Sindh province. The President tried to control the damage done by his close associate in Sindh by ringing up MQM Quaid Altaf Hussain on late Monday night. There is general perception among the public whenever the Sindh Home Minister speaks against MQM and uses extreme remarks, he does it on the nod of his party high command. Without getting a nod from his high command Dr Mirza could not select the words that he used in front of an elite audience comprising top businessman of the port city. Monitoring Desk adds: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has convened the meeting of Rabita Committee today (Wednesday) to discuss countrys overall political situation after the JUI-F quitted the alliance. Talking to a private TV channel, Faisal Sabazwari said the MQM was a responsible political party and the future policy would be devised keeping in view countrys interest. According to the channel, MQM chief Altaf Hussain has directed Rabita Committee members to start preparations for possible elections and to chalk out a strategy after reviewing all available options. It is pertinent to recall the MQMs relations with the ruling PPP have strained after Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirzas statement about the targeted killings in Karachi.