KARACHI The Sindh High Court on Thursday issued directive to DIG Investigation to appear before the court in person and submit the detailed report regarding target killings in the metropolis on the next hearing to be fixed later. Counselling on behalf of the state, Additional Advocate General Sarwar Khan appeared before a division bench consisted of Chief Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Syed Hasan Azhar Rizvi while hearing a constitutional petition filed by Syed Mohammad Iqbal Kazmi seeking to control target killings incident. The AAG admitted that target killings and terrorism are the main burning issues in the country; however the government has been trying its level best to control such incidents. The CJ expressed his dissatisfaction over his explanation, saying that the government could not escape from its responsibility. It has to ensure security and protection of the citizens. The CJ inquired how many cases have been put into A class. The state counsel did not have knowledge in this regard and requested the court to grant him further time to get information from DIG Investigation as he would have its complete detail. The court after hearing his arguments issued notice to DIG Investigation and ordered to produce in person along with entire record. Earlier, the petitioner submitted before the court saying that except DG Rangers (Sindh), none of the respondent appeared before the court to submit their comments. The petitioner submitted that total 270 people including innocent citizens were reportedly killed during last three months due to poor law and order situation in the metropolis. Mentioning the CCPOs statement published in newspapers, the petitioner said that 1083 people were killed in 2009 and 1482 were killed in 2010 in Karachi alone. He stated in the petition that the government was totally failed to provide protection to the citizens, as the ongoing waves of target killings claimed 445 lives from January 2009, to Jun 30 in different parts of the city. Beside, the petitioner pointed out that a particular political party Muhajor Qaumi Movement (MQM) was banned to continue its activities, and a major part of the city were declared as No Go Areas for its activists on a wish of one of a ruling parties. He added that despite making several tall claims the provincial police failed to arrest any culprit. The petitioner made respondent to Federal Interior Secretary, Sindh Chief Secretary, Director General Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) IG Sindh Police, CCPO Karachi, In-charges Investigation of PS Shah Faisal, PS Shah Faisal Colony, PS Awami Colony, PS Kokrapar, PS Landhi, PS Orangi, PS Bilal Colony, PS Modal Colony, PS Malir City, PS Saudabad, PS Nazimabad, PS Liaquatabad, PS Gulbarg, PS Aziz Bhatti, PS Al Filah, PS Mominabad, PS New Karachi, PS Temoria, PS Korangi, PS Jamsheed Quarter, PS Gulistan-e-Johar, PS Sachal and PS Sharifabad. The target killings were reported within the jurisdictions of the police stations, those were mentioned in the petition as respondents. He pleaded that the concern authorities should be issued order to produce entire records of the target killings, and directive should be issued for the arrest of the culprits involved in the killings. He also prayed to provide protection to the citizens, abolish the No Go Areas for the particular party, and also conduct operation in the metropolitan to recover illegal weapons.