LAHORE Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leadership keeping in view the fast political changes and possibilities of snap polls accelerated its activities in Punjab to grab some share in a province, which is otherwise alien to them in terms of political presence that could matter in provinces power game. MQM Punjab chapter, which is working in five zones under the command of seven members of the partys strong coordination committee and with the assistance of eight party MNAs hailing from MQMs stronghold Karachi, have completed their task to set up party offices at 2,000 union councils while the task on the remaining 1,450 UCs is likely to be completed in the mid of this year. MQM is also going to open its main party office, which is to be called as MQM Punjab House on Tuesday (today), while the old office will be made hostel for visiting party parliamentarians and office-bearers. When contacted Iftikhar Randhawa, member coordination committee MQM and one of the members running the Punjab affairs told TheNation on Monday that party would soon complete its work on the remaining UCs in the province for reaching the masses at grass root level, while they had already set up party offices in all the districts of the province. He also informed that MQM had set up offices in almost all the tehsils of Punjab, while the task in the remaining tehsils would be completed as soon as possible. He said a big party office would be inaugurated today at Muslim Town, while the ceremony would be addressed by party chief, Altaf Hussain and participated by senior party leaders. Meanwhile, MQMs senior leaders seeking anonymity told this scribe that they had received green signal from some of their former coalition partners of their support in Punjab. When asked, MQMs former partner includes PML-Q, which resisted free activities of MQM during their rule in Punjab, they claimed that situation was much more different in the province than the past and they could still rely on PML-Q. To another query regarding seeking the assistance of PML-N in the province, they were of the view that PML-N was less trust worthy than other political forces according to the track record of PML-Ns working relationship with MQM in the past. Regarding possibilities of assistance from PPP, they remarked that chances of seeking assistance in Punjab from PPP were less likely keeping in view the current working relationship of MQM with PPP. It is to be mentioned here that, MQM had accelerated its political activities in Punjab during the PML-Q or Musharraf regime but suffer a serious credibility dent due to its alleged involvement in May 12, 2007 mayhem in Karachi besides resistance from PML-Q quarters to its activities in the province. Moreover, seven members of MQMs coordination committee who are running the five zones of Punjab include Saif Yar Khan, Waseem Aftab, Iftikhar Randhawa, Tauseef Khanzada, Yusuf Shehwani, Gul Faraz Khattak and Muhammad Shahid. The five zones include Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala and Rawalpindi/Islamabad zone. However, eight party MNAs namely, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Sajid Ahmed, Asif Hasnain, Dr Nadeem Ehsan, Farhat Khan, Sufiyan Yusuf, Sheikh Salah-ud-Din and Muhammad Tayyab are the 'real string pullers to run Punjab affairs with the assistance of partys high command.