ISLAMABAD – Relations between the ruling PPP and coalition partner MQM took a plunge on Monday when the MQM gave the ruling party ultimatum of three days to fulfill what it called “it’s lawful demands”. The MQM said that the PPP has not kept its promises despite assurances. It has been said in a statement released by the MQM’s coordination committee’s meeting that if things were not changed, it would be impossible to stand by the PPP-led government, adding “They have taken our sincerity as weakness.”The committee also warned that if their demands are not met within three days, the MQM would prefer to sit on Opposition benches.It was also said that the MQM would favour the government decisions that would be taken in national interest. In wake of a strong reaction from the allied parties over Sindh People’s Local Government Ordinance (SPLGO) 2012, the PPP is likely to revise some clauses of the draft to accommodate reservations of ANP, PML-Q, NPP and others. Some changes are expected in the SPLGO 2012 before presenting the ‘finalised’ draft in the coming session of the Sindh Assembly as background interviews and discussions with the political parties directly concerned with the Ordinance left this impression. This SPLGO 2012 draft was recently finalised after hectic parleys and consultations between PPP and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM). Whereas, PML-Q, ANP, PML-F and NPP strongly opposed the clauses in it. These parties terming it a serious conspiracy against the Sindh even opted to quit Provincial Assemblies.In a bid to calm down the situation, sources said, PPP may take nod of PML-Q, ANP, PML-F and NPP to make some changes in the draft. Although both MQM and PPP trying to convince other political factions on this draft yet other concerned parties are not comfortable with it, they added. Sensing the response of these parties, the source said that PPP has almost decided to revise some clauses of the draft to accommodate reservations of these parties. When contacted, MQM senior leader they were not expecting any amendment in the draft approved after hectic discussions with the ruling party.“If the PPP go for the option to redraft clauses in it then we have also certain options in our hand,” he said, adding, that MQM had been facing delaying tactics and deadlock on it for last four years and now it should be implemented.