KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement and Awami National Party (ANP) leaders have decided to resume mutual contacts after long time, sources in both parties told The Nation here on Friday. Insiders in the MQM and ANP said that a high profile MQM delegation led by its Rabita Committee deputy convenor Dr. Farooq Sattar today (Saturday) will visit the Mardan House in DHA and meet with ANP chief Asfand Yar Wali Khan, who has arrived in the metropolis to attend the Sindh Council meeting of his party. It may be noted here that MQM and ANP relations were tense after local bodies elections 2005 in the city, when the latter demanded the town nazimship of Site Town. After refusal of the MQM, ties between both parties turned into political hostility and became worst after 12th May 2007 tragedy in which more than a dozen of ANP and MQM political workers were gunned down and both sides alleged on each other for killings. Insiders further told that after reconciliation between major political parties and PPP-led government in the Sindh taking on board MQM and ANP compelled both parties to resolve their issues through dialogue. MQM has contacted the ANP leadership to restore cordial relationship between the two parties for stability and peace in the city by ending mutual hostilities. When contacted, MQM deputy Parliamentary leader Haider Abbas Rizvi confirmed that a high profile delegation of MQM would meet Asfand Yar Wali to restore the relations between both parties. ANP Sindh Chief Shahid Syed also confirmed that MQM delegation would call on Asfand Yar Wali but said the provincial leadership of ANP did not aware about the agenda of the meeting. He said that ANP has welcomed the meeting for peace and prosperity of city and country adding that this kind of meeting would provide the chance to end differences.