KARACHI- The tense relation between the ruling PPP and MQM is likely to ease as Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad is expected to resume the office of Sindh Governor, but the party will not rejoin the government, sources confided TheNation on Friday. Telephonic talks between President Asif Ali Zardari and MQM chief Altaf Hussain Thursday night were the turning point between the two parties. Besides, PML-Q Chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain played a major role in the fresh deal. MQM Chief Altaf Hussain, in a statement from London on Friday, welcomed the positive statement from Presidency. He said his party, while staying in the opposition, will support all the positive steps of the government. Altaf assured Zardari of his partys cooperation in promoting democratic process, eliminating extremism and terrorism and maintaining the peace. Though MQM Leader Dr Farooq Sattar ruled out the possibility of rejoining the government or Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad resuming his slot of Sindh Governor, the sources said Dr Ishrat-ul-Ebad is likely to resume his office. It is too premature to say such a thing as lot of mistrust exists between the two sides. Dr Ishrat is not coming back soon, Sattar said. Agencies add: President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday expressed displeasure over the 'uncalled for remarks made by Sindh Senior Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza and warned him to be careful in future. The President had summoned Dr Mirza Thursday to seek explanation over his controversial remarks. The President said all Muhajirs, whether in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab or any other part of the country, were Pakistanis and sons of the soil. Any suggestion to the contrary or any insinuation that tended to undermine their status as Pakistani nationals or patriotism is abhorrent, a statement issued from the President House said. The President also telephoned MQM Chief Altaf Hussain early Friday morning to convey his regrets over the uncalled for and unacceptable remarks of Mirza. The present situation demands political forces to manifest tolerance and patience so that the country, its people and democracy, could be protected from all elements that were hostile to democracy. Meanwhile, Karachiites had a sigh of relief as Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Wasan announced lifting ban on pillion-riding. The home minister underlined the need of making sure of all possible options under an effective strategy for maintaining law and order and routing crimes. The home minister said that the relevant SHOs would be held responsible for increase in crimes and actions would be taken against them.