KARACHI - The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Sunday finally decided to sit in the opposition at Centre as well as in Sindh. The decision was taken in MQM's Rabita Committee meeting after reviewing the outcome of talks with PPP that it described as non-serious. Addressing an emergency Press conference at MQM Headquarter Nine Zero this evening, MQM Parliamentary Leader in the National Assembly Dr Farooq Sattar said the Rabita Committee decision has been endorsed by MQM Chief Altaf Hussain. Dr Farooq, however said, while in opposition, MQM would play a positive and constructive role He said the party would not create any hurdles in the way of the government and would support its positive acts and continue its efforts for the establishment of an environment of reconciliation and brotherhood in Sindh province more in view of the fact that the country is surrounded by hazards and there is need to tolerate every opposition. However, he declared, there could be no compromise on honour, dignity and principles. He pointed out that not only the government but opposition also is a part of democracy and hoped that the government would respect the role and mandate of the opposition. Sattar blamed the non-serious attitude of PPP leadership for failure of talks aimed at power-sharing in Sindh. Sattar said that his party has serious reservations over the appointment of new Sindh IG Police Shoaib Suddle. He maintained Shoaib Suddle was responsible for the extra-judicial killings of many MQM workers and their families were quite angry at this appointment. His appointment shows that PPP leadership is not serious in negotiations and reconciliation process between the two parties, he said, adding the failure of negotiations lies with PPP leadership. "PPP leadership has not been serious in negotiations and reconciliation process as they have taken such steps which are unacceptable to the MQM," he said. Dr Farooq Sattar rejected the allegation levelled by PPP leadership that MQM had demanded for ministries. He said that negotiations between two parties were aimed at seeking best working relationship. "We hope that the PPP government will respect MQM's decision to sit on opposition benches," he said. "If it is thought that we could be suppressed, we want to clarify that this is not 1995, this is 2008," Sattar said and added that his party and workers are ready to pass any test. "I urge all MQM workers to contact and serve people and inform them about the situation," he added.