KARACHI- The federal and provincial ministers of Muttahida Qaumi Movement resigned on Tuesday after their party quit the government in protest. Federal ministers: Dr Farooq Sattar, Babar Khan Ghauri and Minister of State Dr Nadeem Ihsan sent their resignations to President Asif Ali Zardari. The MQM ministers of Sindh cabinet also resigned from their posts. Thirteen MQM ministers and an advisor in Sindh cabinet dispatched their resignations to the acting governor of Sindh as the party has announced to quit the coalition government. Earlier, Governor Sindh Ishratul Ebad had also resigned from his post after the decision of MQM coordination committee. The MQM on Monday decided to part ways with Pakistan Peoples Party government and sit on opposition benches in National Assembly, Senate and Sindh Assembly in protest against the postponement of election on two Karachi seats for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly. Talking to media after tendering resignation, MQM coordination committee member Raza Haroon said the decision to split from the coalition government is firm and the ministers have resigned in protest. Dictatorship cannot be tolerated any more, he said. Haroon thanked MQM Chief Altaf Hussain for having trust in the abilities of the resigned members. The deputy convenor of MQM coordination committee, Dr Farooq Sattar, said when they were in coalition, government used to dictate them. But now they are in a position to press government to solve peoples problems. He said MQM remained coalition partner in the federal and Sindh governments, but they were never treated like allies. Sattar said during past three years, they had never been consulted on key decisions and the MQM can no longer take dictation. He said: We are in the opposition now and the government should respect us. Meanwhile, MQM Chief Altaf Hussain telephoned JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman and informed him about the reasons why his party quit the government. Both leaders discussed current political situation. Fazl congratulated Altaf on leaving the government and becoming a part of the opposition. Fazl criticised PPPs undemocratic attitude by postponing polls for AJK legislative assembly in two constituencies of Karachi, saying governments decision has disappointed Kashmiri people. Fazl informed Altaf that he would convene an all parties conference on Kashmir and extended prior invitation to the MQM chief. Altaf assured his full cooperation in highlighting the Kashmir issue and lauded Maulanas efforts for this cause.