KARACHI Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Thursday boycotted the coordination committee meeting of the ruling coalition held at the Chief Minister House to combat violence in the City. After the MQM boycott, the meeting to review the deteriorating law and order situation was postponed. The recent spate of target killings in the metropolis has claimed 28 lives in two days. MQM Rabita Committee member Raza Haroon and coordination committee member Hammad Siddiqui boycotted the meeting on the plea that representatives of the people of Hazara, which the MQM termed 'third party in the Karachi incidents, were not invited. We demanded the presence of Hazara jirga leaders in the meeting at Chief Minister House but they declined to invite them, said Raza Haroon, while talking to journalists after boycotting the meeting. We will not sit in the meeting until the third party is invited, Haroon added. He said: We are ready to negotiate between the Hazarawal community and Awami National Party (ANP) to restore peace in Karachi. Haroon pointed out that the clash erupted in the City two days ago, when miscreants torched office of Hazarawal community in Mehmoodabad and ANP office at Dhoraji. We thought that the government had invited us to mediate between ANP and Hazarawal but they had not invited the Hazarawal leaders to the meeting so it was unnecessary due to the absence of third party, he stated. He further said the Sindh Governor had invited the ANP and other coalition parties on Wednesday night but ANP leadership did not attend the meeting, which was to discuss the law and order situation. He advised both the groups to resolve their differences through dialogue instead of clashing with each other. Meeting of the coordination committee of Sindh coalition parties was called to review the law and order situation in the City. ANP Sindh General Secretary Ameen Khattak regretted over the MQM decision of boycotting the meeting, which was to decide the strategy to maintain law and order. He pointed out that earlier PPP, MQM and ANP had been maintaining the law and order situation of the metropolis through joint efforts, stressing that after the MQM boycott, it is not possible to easily control the prevailing law and order situation in the City. PPP condemned the recent target killings in the metropolis, saying that terrorists want to destroy the peace of Karachi for their vested interest. The PPP leaders announced to hold a peace rally in Karachi on May 22 from Sindh Assembly building to Karachi Press Club.