KARACHI - The All Parties Conference, hosted by ruling PPP and attended by its coalition partners and the Opposition, has strongly condemned the recent ethnic violence in the City and demanded that a judicial commission under a retired judge of High Court should be set up to probe into the bloody incidents. Talking to newsmen on Saturday, PPP Sindh General Secretary, Nafees Siddiqui, said that leaders of the coalition government and Opposition jointly rejected terrorism in all its manifestations. Majority of the participants also strongly objected to the community police for their bad performance during the riots and demanded that it should be disband. Advisors to Chief Minister Sindh, Waqar Mehdi, Rashid Rabbani and Siddique Abu Bhai, were also present on the occasion. Nafees Siddiqui said that CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah assured the participants that he would look into the matter. Siddiqui admitted there was a huge quantity of arms and ammunition in the city and said the government would start an aggressive de-weaponisation campaign after the expiry of 15-day deadline. He added that participants of the APC had strongly recommended to make Karachi a weapon-free city hence, as first step in this direction, government had asked the people to get their legal weapons registered and those having illegal arms and ammunition should be surrendered within 15 days. "After the expiry of that time-frame, house to house search will be carried out to seize illegal weapons", he added. On the other hand, well-informed sources are of the view that the said timeframe was meant to provide sufficient time to holders of illegal weapons to make the "necessary" arrangement. In this context, they also referred to similar de-weaponisation campaign tailored on the advice of Columbian anti-terror experts when Gen Moinuddin Haider was the Sindh Governor. Siddiqui further said that the APC also decided that peace committees comprising representatives of all political parties and civil society in the jurisdiction of a police station should be set up to maintain peace and promote harmony. He vowed that government would take stern action against terrorists and would not allow any one to destroy peace of the city. "In the joint declaration, the participants of APC maintained that targeting Pakistan's economic hub was aimed at derailing democratic dispensation in the country", he said, adding, the participants resolved that such elements would be challenged so that life and property of the people and democratic dispensation are protected. He said that the APC also took serious notice of the last month's target killings in the metropolis during which poor people were killed, their property set on fire, hotels, tandoors and shops and carts of vegetable and fruit sellers were torched and looted besides suspending the transport system. They also demanded compensation for those who fell victims to the bloody violence. The participants of the APC also demanded that FIRs should be registered against culprits who perpetrated such heinous crimes against the humanity. The APC called for accountability of those who preached and practiced violence and hatred and demanded that should be taken for immediate rehabilitation of affected citizens. Siddiqui said the APC Conference demanded strong action against people involved in brandishing their arms in public. Siddiqui refuted the notion that three parties had boycotted the APC. He said that 31 parties participated while the PPP-SB was not invited to attend the conference. He added that Mumtaz Bhutto was verbally invited but he insisted on written invitation which could not be sent in time. JASQM did not participate perhaps due to paucity of time, Siddiqui claimed.