ISLAMABAD - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is most likely to come up with a tough stance in a couple of days over the recently imposed flood surcharge, as the party has almost decided to oppose the move adopted through a Presidential ordinance. MQM Rabita Committee has discussed in length the recently imposed 15 per cent flood surcharge and may public its stance on it in a couple of days, sources in MQM told The Nation. The government on March 15 last announced the 'mini-budget through a President Ordinance and imposed 15 per cent flood surcharge, increased special excise duty by 1.5 per cent and withdrew the sales tax exemptions on fertilizers, pesticides and tractors. The party has repeatedly voiced against expected flood surcharge in the country and earlier had termed the measure as the last nail in the coffin of national economy. The MQM members had said that this flood surcharge, if imposed, would be tantamount to increasing the worries of the people. The sources said that party might also criticise imposition of flood surcharge, saying that the act should have been promulgated through the Parliament. When contacted, senior MQM leader said that partys Rabita Committee had recently discussed it in detail and would public its stance in a couple of days. The party sources said that nowadays most of MQM party members were putting all their attentions to upcoming public gathering in Punjab (Lahore) scheduled for the next month (April). The MQM is trying to hold a public gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore, but it is not getting approval due to security clearance and other three places have been recommended to it for the purpose. The MQM is still indecisive to choose the recommended three places, as earlier it remained adamant to organise gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan, the sources said.