ISLAMABAD Adding to the woes of President Asif Ali Zardari, who is already confronting grave political crisis, the American diplomats have started meetings with different Pakistani politicians and the move, it is believed in the political circles, is to play a vital role with regard to the next ruling dispensation in the country. In the latest series of meetings, US diplomat Brian D Hunt held meeting with MQM Chief Altaf Hussain in London and discussed important issues with him. In this connection, it has also been asserted that Altafs recent statement endorsing martial law could be an outcome of this meeting. It is also noticeable here that although political parties expressed surprise and anger over the statement but there were few who also voiced subtle support for it. MQM sources informed that the US Envoy had held another meeting with Muttahida Qaumi Movements main members discussing various issues, after the statement and reaction of different political parties on it. A couple of days before US envoy also had detailed meeting with MQM Deputy convenor Dr Farooq Sattar discussing several important issues, MQM sources aware of development told TheNation. The recent statement of Altaf Hussain is also believed to be pinching for the incumbent Government, when it was facing severe criticism for their slow reaction to the devastating deluge, which has affected nearly 20 million people across the country. Political pundits assume that while such meetings with the ally party were perturbing for the present Government, more meetings were also expected in this regard. In a bid to seek his comments over the issue, a number of attempts were made to contact MQM Deputy Convenor Dr Farooq Sattar but he did not attend his cell phone.