Islamabad Unlike the bitter experiences of the past, the existing astute PPP-MQM alliance would have far reaching implications on the countrys future politics. However, this arrangement hinges largely on the fate of the infamous National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) that has benefited the two important political allies the most. Both the players seem committed to continue their unique alliance, irrespective of potential fallout of the NRO. Our Rabita Committee has yet to begin its deliberations on pros and cons of the NRO to guide the leadership to evolve partys response a senior MQM leader told TheNation. However, background discussions and interviews with PPP, MQM and PML (F) leaders suggest that special relations between President Asif Ali Zardari and MQM Quaid Altaf Hussain would eventually prevail on the evolving MQMs stance over the NRO. Thanks to this unique top-level relationship, both the parties have been hand in glove ever since they entered into their new alliance that has also led to greater stability in the Sindh province. This has been so despite serious differences between the two political players over the future of District/ City governments as well as allocation of portfolios in Sindh and Federal cabinets. There are three MQM ministers in the Sindh cabinet who are still working without portfolios, MQM sources maintained. However, PPP leaders in Sindh seem equally happy over the peace and stability in the port city of Karachi as well as in interior Sindh, which they believed was largely because of the MQMs positive role. Thank God, unlike other provinces, Sindh, particularly provincial metropolis Karachi is stable, a PPP senior minister told TheNation, arguing this has been largely because of tough security measures taken by the provincial government. Sindh government has arrested hundreds of terrorists fleeing from Waziristan and other agencies of the FATA, the minister said, adding efforts were underway to hunt the terrorists in the cities as well as rural areas of the province. Other PPP leaders from Sindh were of the view that peace and stability in the province has led to massive development works being carried out directly under the guidance of President Zardari who also commands the PPP. Apart from Benazir Income Scheme and development of Thar Coal fields, PPP was working on an ambitious plan to empower women in Sindh by granting them 12,500 acres of agriculture land. However, these moves have led to cause ripples amongst the feudal lords in the province, who in their private discussions do point their fingers sarcastically about these developments. The opposition members in the Sindh Assembly are playing the role of friendly opposition ostensibly waiting for some opportunity. We are happy that Sindh is peaceful and stable, opposition leader Jam Madad Ali from PML (Functional) told TheNation. Analysts were of the view that PPP-MQM coalition would further help promote political stability in the country if it remained intact. However, one major negative fallout of the PPP-MQM alliance is the terroristion of the business community which does not give in to blackmail by office bearers of the two parties.