KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Awami National Party (ANP) on Sunday vehemently condemned the ongoing bloody violence in the metropolis and termed it a conspiracy to stoke ethnic riots in Karachi. Senior leaders from both parties appealed to the Governor Dr. Eshrat-ul-Ebad and CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah to take immediate action to control the violence and maintain law and order situation of the metropolis. Talking to The Nation, ANP Provincial General Secretary Amin Khatak expressed that ANP, MQM and PPP leaderships were striving to foil the conspiracy to sabotage the peace of metropolis. Referring to the present spate of terrorism in the city, he said that third party was involved in these incidents to disturb the economic activities of Karachi that is the economical hub of the country. He said that the tripartite of the Sindh ruling coalition ANP, MQM and PPP had setup a joint committee to foil the conspiracy of violence in the city adding that Waseem Aftab and Hamad Siddiqui represents MQM, Faisal Abidi and Saeed Ghani represents PPP and Ameen Khatak and Hakeem Mandokhal had been nominated by ANP. He said that now it was responsibility of the law enforcing agencies to take action against the criminals and terrorists who were involved in the violence erupted in the city as parties of ruling coalition of the provincial government were visiting the entire city to maintain the law and order situation. MQM deputy Parliamentary leader Faisal Sabzwari said that MQM elected representatives were visiting the effected areas adding that no violence was reported to occur in the MQM dominated areas. He added that MQM urged the ANP leaderships to activate their local leadership to control the ongoing violence in ANP' s areas. He further elaborated that MQM Chief Altaf Hussain had also appealed to the people remain calm and cool for the restoration of law and order situation in the city. Moreover, in a joint statement MQM and ANP leaders said that the people who were involved in the killings of innocent people and destruction of property of the poor, were not the friends of Pukhtoons and Urdu speaking community, rather they are staunch enemy of the country. They directed their party workers to keep watch on the activities of culprits and play their vital role to protect the precious lives of others.