Aftermonths of rumors and speculations, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement finally joined the PPP-led government in Sindh. The party received two ministries, two slots of advisors and one for a special assistant. Rauf Siddiqui and Dr. Saghir Ahmed took oath as minister of industries & commerce and health, respectively. Faisal Sabzwari and Adil Siddiqui have been inducted as advisors to the Chief Minister Sindh while Abdul Haseeb has been appointed as special assistant to the CM.
According to reports, several leaders and party activists of the MQM were against the decision of joining the government. Last June, the party held a referendum and asked its workers whether or not the MQM should join the government. The result of the referendum was not made public.