ISLAMABAD - Although PPP has made progress to win back estranged MQM in Sindh in coming days, yet it is facing plethora of hardships in the province to meet Muttahida demands to once again make it ally in the government.

MQM is showing inflexibility on number of its demands including proper work to pave way for local bodies elections, proper share in development funds and leniency on extra-judicial murders of their workers etc.

The committee formed to resolve the issues between the two has still not been able to end the deadlock despite holding a meeting on this issues, said PPP sources while talking to The Nation on Monday.

PPP leader Rehman Malik had already met MQM Chief Altaf Hussain in London and sought his support for Senate polls. However, some of the matters could not be sorted out yet. “MQM also wants a written assurance from PPP,” said the sources.

PPP badly needs MQM support in the upcoming Senate polls to comfortably negotiate with ruling PM-N for the slots of Chairman Senate and Deputy Chairman, the sources added. When contacted, Rehman Malik was optimistic about MQM to join hands in Sindh in coming days. “Positive signs are there as the committee is working on it,” he said.

“My meeting with Altaf was much positive and soon the issue would be resolved,” he added. Talking to The Nation, MQM’s lawmaker Asif Hasnain said that MQM has given its condition to PPP for rejoining government in Sindh. “We have asked them to take action on extra-judicial murders of MQM workers,” he said adding that MQM wants proper work for local bodies elections in Sindh, share in development funds.

It is also relevant here that both the parties are working on a 40-60 power sharing formula in all aspects. They also agreed this time, the agreement would be in written form.

The MQM had left Sindh’s coalition government in October 2014 in response to the alleged statements made against their leader Altaf Hussain by the PPP leadership.