President Asif Ali Zardari on Sunday arrived here on a private-cum-official tour till July 1, and was likely to meet MQM leader Altaf Hussain to remove differences that forced coalition partner to boycott AJK elections.
According to well-placed sources, the President’s official visit to UK would start from June 29th, and before that he would stay in London in private capacity to take stock of his personal and political matters.
‘On top of President Zardari’s political agenda in London would be a probable meeting with Altaf Hussain, the MQM leader in exile here’, a source close to the President told Online on condition of anonymity.
‘He would try to appease the MQM sentiments boiling once again after it had to boycott elections following postponement of polls in three AJK constituencies’, the sources added.
After the rapprochement earlier this year, the MQM has once again threatened to quit the government. There were reports from back home that Ministers and other functionaries belonging to MQM have handed over their resignations to the Parliamentary leader Farooq Sattar.
According to the reports, the final decision to quit the ruling coalition would be taken after the Rabita Committee of the MQM.
During his official engagements, the President is likely to meet British Prime Minister David Cameroon to hold both one on one and delegation level talks on issues of bilateral interest.