KARACHI-Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder leader Altaf Hussain on Friday announced to take back his decision to step down from the MQM leadership after the party workers and leaders insisted him to withdraw his earlier decision to resign as party head. However, he warned that this would be the last chance for MQM workers to be accountable for their mistakes which they committed during the April 9 incident in Karachi. Earlier, addressing the party workers meeting here at MQM Headquarters, the party chief announced to resign as MQM Chief because party leaders and workers failed to maintain law and order situation in the City and entire City plunged into the violence by miscreants on April 9. It may be noted that just after he stepped down as a chief of the party, a sense of deprivation spread among the local leadership of MQM and its workers. MQM Coordination Committee London and Pakistan, party office-bearers, MNAs, MPAs, City Nazim Mustafa Kamal, City Naib Nazima Nasreen Jalil, Hyderabad district Nazim Kunwar Navaid, Town and UC Nazims also announced to resign from their offices. MQM workers on that occasion also announced that they would not go back to their houses till party chief Altaf Hussain takes back his resignation. On the insistence of all party leaders and workers, MQM chief Altaf Hussain again came on the direct telephonic contact system at MQM headquarters Nine Zero and made announcement of taking back his earlier decision on the promise that all workers would work for maintaining peace in the City. On that occasion, Altaf Hussain directed the MQM Coordination Committee to end the boycott of National and Provincial Assemblies and become part of the democratic process. He offered friendship to Pakistan Muslim league (N) Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif. He urged the lawyers fraternity to start the campaign for the restoration of judiciary established before October 12, 1999 and assured them that MQM would support the move of lawyers in this regard. MQM will also support the inquiry of May 12 carnage to be held under the UN observers and ICJ, he added. He directed the MQM Coordination Committee to immediately establish a committee to meet with all political, religious parties and social organisations to maintain peace and tranquility in the metropolis. He strongly criticised the Karachi Bar Association members and said that they had portrayed a false picture all over the country as the six lawyers were burnt in the Tahir Plaza incident and said that five persons burnt in the Tahir plaza incident were the workers and sympathizers of MQM. During the meeting the members of five families, who were burnt in the Tahir Plaza fire were also present at Nine-Zero. Commenting on April 9 incidents, Altaf Hussain said he is grieved at the violent incidents of April 9. 'After the violent riots erupted in Karachi, I directed the MQM Coordination Committee members and elected representatives to quit their work and restore peace in the City,' he said. MQM leaders should have played their role in containing the violence in Karachi on April 9 that resulted in the deaths of people and damage to the property, he said. 'This City belongs to all and everybody is responsible for keeping the law and order here', he added. Monitoring Desk adds: Altaf Hussain and Advisor on Interior Rahman Malik held talks on telephone exchanging views on recent Karachi terror incidents and overall political situation in the country, a private TV channel reported. In a statement issued from MQM International Secretariat London , Altaf Hussain and Rahman Malik have strongly condemned the Karachi riots and expressed their heartfelt condolence to the bereaved families, besides praying for the early recovery of the wounded. Altaf and Rahman agreed on making joint efforts for defeating all those elements trying to keep the People's Party and MQM apart and vowed that both the parties together would work for maintaining peace. Altaf Hussain expressed his strong displeasure on MQM incumbents failing to take immediate measures for controlling the city situation on April 9. Altaf Hussain told the federal interior advisor that MQM was also probing into the April 9 incidents, the government should also get it investigated and actions should be taken under law against those found involved in the conspiracy. Rahman Malik thanked Altaf Hussain for taking immediate notice of the grave situation and activating the MQM incumbents and elected representatives, who helped the administration in bringing the situation under control. Meanwhile, Asif Zardari has contacted MQM Chief Altaf Hussain on phone and discussed the overall political scenario especially law and order situation in Karachi. Zardari also welcomed Altaf's decision regarding the withdrawal of his resignation. Both the leaders agreed to continue the reconciliation process and expressed their resolution to counter conspiracies aimed at derailing the democratic system.