ISLAMABADThe Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), on Wednesday, demanded the government to call chiefs of all security agencies in the National Assemblys session before coming Friday to brief the House on poor law and order situation in Karachi and Quetta. Taking part in the debate on the Karachi violence, PML-Ns central leader AhsanIqbal said his party demands the government to call the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)director general, Rangers director general,inspector general of Police Sindh, other security officials and the Sindh chief minister in the session to brief the House about the security situation in the business hub city. Iqbal asserted that if the provincial government had failed to preserve peace in Karachi, then the Sindh chief minister should also accept it during the briefing. The number of casualties in Karachi violence has surpassed the death toll in the war against terror, he said, adding that it was the duty of law enforcement agencies to inform the House about those involved in the killing sprees and those stopping them to act against assassins. Criticising the president and prime minister, Iqbal asserted that whenever the countrys civil leadership took notice of any unfortunate incident in Karachi, the shooting sprees intensified. They (the president and premier)must stop taking notices,he added. The PML-N leader opined that a parliamentary committee should be formed to look into the affairs of Karachi. He deplored that the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) hadthe money to recruit 2,500 men in the national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), but it did not have any funds to make recruitments in the Sindh Police and provideit with modern weaponry and vehicles. He said that in such circumstances,he was forced to construe that the rulers were a party (in the matter) and were also responsible for the brewing security situation in Karachi. Another PML-N leader, JavedHashmi,opined that the army was not a solution of the issue. He held that a political solution could only ensure security in city. Hashmi recalled that former premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had initially imposed martial law in Karachi and Multan,but later it had been converted into a full-fledged martial law and when the PML-N came into power,it could not step up security in this city (Karachi). He was of the view that transferring of the countrys centre of government, from Karachi to Islamabad, was a big mistake,which damaged the very roots of Pakistan. The PML-N stalwart told the House that criminals from southern Punjab used to take refuge in Karachi and then joined different groups to continue their activities. He said that a higher crime rate was a routine matter in big cities across the world.But, he added, like other countries, our government must also draft policies to bring the crime rate down. An important personality of the country said that he would hang the judiciary if he got a chance.. Why dont the rulers accept that they are incompetent? Musharraf ruined the system and after him, you arefollowing in his footsteps. Why arent you allowing the Supreme Court to continue with its work? Work for the betterment of the country.... We will support you, added the exuberant Hashmi. On his turn, MQMs Dr Abdul QadirKhanzada said his party had doubts that the Sindh government could pass the three bills without killing 125 people in Orangi Town. He told the House that the MQM hadmoved an appeal in the court against the said bills, as these were imposed without taking other parties on-board. He also said that the people of Karachi and Hyderabad hadobjected to the bills. Khanzadaalleged that the ruling PPP with the help of MQM-Haqiqi and other dacoits was trying to occupy Karachi. Workers of the PeoplesAman Committee have been recruited in the Karachi police.They have been usingtheir weapons to damage peace in the city, he added. The MQM leader also said that the people of his constituency were of the view that neitherthe army nor Rangers would come to defend them. They have vowed that they themselves would not only defend Orangi but also the whole city, he said. Another MQM lawmaker,AsifHasnain, said it seemedthat killings in Karachi were planned. He alleged that some ministers held meetings with certain people in jails to create law and order situation in Karachi.He added that similar meetings also took place in the Bilawal House. He warned that the support to criminals should be stopped immediately,otherwise the MQM would have to give a last call to protect the country. Minister for Railways Ghulam Ahmad Bilour of the Awami National Party (ANP), while taking part in the debate, urged MQM chief AltafHussain to come to Karachi to find a consensus solution to the issue in consultations with other political parties.