ISLAMABAD Pakistan Peoples Party has managed to bring most of its estranged coalition partners round to the issue of passage of Revised General Sales Tax (RGST) and is likely to get it passed from the Parliament, which is vital for keeping inflow of the aid from donor countries. Sources aware of the developments taking place on this front informed TheNation that the situation had changed a lot during the past week or so wherein the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party had made hectic efforts to get the support of coalition partners as well as some opposition members on Revised General Sales Tax (RGST). At the time of tabling the RGST Bill before the National Assembly, Pakistan Peoples Party had faced a lot of embarrassment as all the three coalition partners - Awami National Party, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F) (JUI-F)- came out in open opposition of the Bill terming it anti-people. Sources in the Government informed that the future of the Government was greatly dependent on the passage of RGST Bill as the Government had given commitment to the donors at Pakistan Development Forum to get the Bill passed from the Parliament. It is due to the hectic efforts by the Government that the coalition partners have softened their stance against the RGST and the most vocal MQM now gave a little twist to their earlier stance by saying that they would support it only if the Government imposed agriculture tax while the JUI-F leadership also extended conditional support to the Government and once again reminded the PPP leadership of the unfulfilled promises made with them. To appease MQM, President Asif Ali Zardari sent Rehman Malik to Karachi where, according to some sources, he managed to win over the MQM leadership but it is not known on what terms and conditions the MQM agreed to extend support to the Government in getting the RGST Bill, which they earlier termed anti-people tax, passed form the Parliament. To appease the JUI-F leadership, Prime Minister intimated JUI-F chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, during Eid days about the Governments decision to appoint Maulana Mohammad Khan Sherani as Chairman of the Islamic Ideology Council (IIC), the longstanding demand of the party. The sources further said that JUI-F was also demanding of the Government to allocate them with the Ministry of Religious Affairs, another longstanding demand, and it was expected that they would manage to get it, as Hamid Saeed Kazmi, the incumbent Minister, was under clouds and was spinning into further trouble with each passing day. The sources in the ruling alliance further informed that the appointment of PML-Q MNA, Hamid Yar Hiraj, as Chairman Earthquake Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Authority (ERRA) was not out of place and covert meetings of PPP senior leadership were going on with PML-Q to get their support on RGST Bill. The sources further said that the meeting of the Federal Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs with PML-Q Punjab chief, Chaudhry Perviaz Elahi was also aimed at winning their support in this connection. The sources further said that the Government was further contemplating on dishing out the slot of chairman of the eight-member Parliamentary Committee to PML-Q chief, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain in case the dialogue with them progressed on the issue.