KARACHI After a weeklong political bickering between the PPP and the MQM, both the coalition partners late Tuesday night managed to come over their differences and bury the hatchet for yet another time. The last time round MQM threatened quitting the coalition government over Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirzas flamboyant remarks, the situation was eased in a similar manner, with the top brass meeting President Zardari and the second-tier leaders from both sides addressing a joint press conference to announce their patch-up under the spirit of reconciliation. The same was repeated Tuesday night. A delegation of MQM led by Governor Sindh called on President Asif Ali Zardari at the Bilawal House and discussed various contentious matters between the coalition partners. Addressing a joint news conference with MQM leaders at the Governors House following the MQM delegations meeting with the President, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that a four-member committee has been formed to monitor crime and law and order situation in Karachi on a daily basis. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah would supervise the committee, he said, adding that the committee comprises two members each from the PPP and the MQM. Malik said that both sides have agreed to foil the designs of the enemies of democracy. He said any criminal element or any group would not be allowed to create differences between the coalition partners. He also vowed strict legal action against all criminals regardless of their political affiliation. He said that both parties leadership agreed to work together for democracy in the spirit of reconciliation introduced by Shaheed Benazir Bhutto. Malik also said Qaim Ali Shah has been asked to issue directives to ban the Peoples Amn Committee, the main bone of contention between the two parties since the Sindh home ministers remarks that the Amn Committee is part of the PPP. The MQM accuses the Amn Committee of involvement in criminal activities. Addressing the news conference, MQM Deputy Convener Farooq Sattar announced his partys decision to end boycott of the assemblies as a result of assurances given by the President. He said the MQM Rabita Committee would meet in a couple of days, but the law and order situation would be monitored for at least two weeks since Karachi has been taken hostage by criminal thugs. The Sindh chief minister and the governor were also present at the news conference. Earlier, a delegation of the MQM led by Sindh Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad called on President Asif Ali Zardari at the Bilawal House and discussed issues between the coalition partners. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere and resulted in a broad understanding on important issues of concern. The meeting was also attended by Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and spokesperson to the President, Farhatullah Babar. MQM delegation included Governor Ebad, Farooq Sattar, Sagheer Ahmad, Raza Haroon, Waseem Aftab, Babar Ghouri, Adil Siddiqui and Sardar Ahmad. The President also talked to MQM chief Altaf Hussain on the phone.