Sindh High Court (SHC) Justice Aqeel Abbasi has remarked that Karachi's population has exceeded 20 million while there is limit across the world for mega cities only with five million people.

Karachi has been ruined on the pretext of "Mini Pakistan," he added.

People are after killing each other in this city. The petitioner in his petition was of the view that since the population of Karachi has exceeded 20 million and hence it would be sane to divide this city into seven autonomous states.

The single bench comprising Justice Abbasi passed these remarks during the hearing of a constitutional petition on dividing Sindh in seven autonomous states.

He issued notices to the Sindh provincial government (Interim government), Sindh chief secretary, Karachi Commissioner and other respondents to file their comments, responses until July 5 on how Karachi could be divided on administrative grounds.

He said that there are countries with population same as in Karachi across the world but we have made Karachi a city with a population of above 20 million people. Those who are enjoying lucrative top positions have ruined this city.

He further said that the worst of country's problem is corruption and dishonesty and just because of their corruption, many have been disqualified as public office holders. Elections have reached very near and amid this situation any order passed would become cumbersome.