ISLAMABAD - The Opposition parties on Monday staged a walkout from the National Assembly against, what they termed, the governments negligence and its irresponsible attitude towards the issue of violence in Karachi and Quetta. The MQM was the first party, which walked out of the Lower House when its legislator Wasim Akhtar stood on a point of order to discuss law and order in Karachi and Quetta. Though Wasim appealed to the chair to maintain the House order, various parliamentarians stood around Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani with their files for approval. He and other party legislators walked out of the NA, saying the government was not serious to resolve the issues. Meanwhile, PML-Ns Ahsan Iqbal made a request to the chair for letting him move a motion to take up the situation in Karachi and Quetta after suspending the agenda of the day. Other PML-N MNAs, including Khawaja Saad Rafiq and Hanif Abbasi blasted NA Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi for not giving mike to Iqbal. The chair allowed him to proceed after Shiekh Aftab informed the House that the motion was decided in the business advisory committee. The motion was adopted but the PML-N walked out of the House on the same ground the MQM adopted. JUI-Fs Maulana Ataur Rehman also joined the two opposition parties, saying his party would also stage walkout against the attitude of government and chair towards the serious issues of targeted killings in the two provincial capitals. However, the senior ministers brought the opposition parties back in the House. Wasim alleged the Sindh government was supporting the elements involved in violence in Karachi. Some elements were trying to rule Karachi by force but the people are aware, he said, adding that the government did not take lesson from the fall of Dhaka and stressed that the government should show seriousness to solve the problem in the Sindh capital. We know that law and order is a provincial subject but the federal government should intervene now and the Rangers should be given due authority to control the situation. The government should remove non-political people and responsibilities should be given to political people, he added. He said if MQM was involved in these killings, the government should also take legal action against them. PPPs Sher Muhammad Baloch said that the incidents of targeted killing were also reported in his constituency but no one, even from the government side, gave a single statement to condemn it. PML-Qs Nosheen Saeed alleged the Interior Ministry was taping her and her party leaders mobile phones.