KARACHI - The long march call given by Tahirul Qadri of the Minhajul Quran has received no positive response in Sindh, as almost all political parties, including the nationalists, have declined the invitation to join him on January 14. Reportedly, delegations of the Minhajul Quran met with the PML-F, PML-Q, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Sindh United Party, Awami Tehreek, Sindh Taraqi Passand Party and other groups and extended invitations to join their long march in support of their demand for electoral reforms before the next general elections.Leaders of almost all these parties declined the invitation of the Minhajul Quran, fearing a delay in the next general elections. PML-F leader Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh said his party supported electoral reforms but not such reforms or move that could cause a delay in the polls. Sources however disclosed that the PML-F had decided to join Qadri’s long march on Islamabad. Sindh United Party leader Shah Muhammad Shah told The Nation that a delegation of Tahirul Qadri’s party met with SUP chief Jalal Mehmood Shah, but party after consultations declined to accept its invitation for the long march.Shah also expressed reservation over MQM’s joining the long march, alleging that all the ruling coalition partners were equally responsible for the deterioration of governance and corruption in the country. How the MQM could join a long march against a government of which it itself was a part, the SUP leader questioned.  Awami Tehreek chief Ayaz Latif Palijo confirmed that Tahirul Qadri talked to him on the phone and invited him to join his long march for electoral reforms. He said, “We have expressed reservations over MQM’s support to the march,” Palijo said adding that his party would not participate in Qadri’s march. Haider Shahani of Qadir Magsi-led Sindh Taraqi Passand Party also followed other parties by declining the invitation of Qadri.Besides, a central leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, during an informal talk at the Karachi Press Club the other day, remarked that his party was in support of electoral reforms and strengthening of the election commission, but the schedule of Qadri’s movement was incorrect, which, according to him, could affect the schedule of the next general elections.  The PTI leader confirmed that his party had also decided to stay away from the movement of Qadri, as it didn’t want to disrupt the elections. Also, the Jamaat-e-Islami, JUI-F and other religio-political parties are not ready to support Qadri’s idea of launching a movement at a time when the elections were fast approaching. Except the MQM, which is part of the ruling coalition, almost all the federal, religio-political and nationalist parties have opposed the call of Tahirul Qadri, as a consensus prevail among them that any movement should not cause delay in the polls.