KARACHI (Agencies) Rangers DG Ijaz Chaudhry Wednesday exposed the failure of the administration as he told the Supreme Court that the situation in Karachi was worse than the state of affairs in Waziristan, saying that militant groups of political and ethnic parties were involved in the violence. The ISI is expected to brief the Supreme Court Thursday (today) on the situation in the city as SCs Karachi Registry adjourned hearing of the Karachi suo moto case till today. During Wednesday proceedings, Director-General Rangers Major-General Muhammad Ejaz Chaudhry said that criminals frequently took shelter in the offices of political parties. However, he added that an armed solution to the problem was only temporary and the issue could be resolved through political means. But he requested that police powers given to the Rangers should last until peace is restored in the city. The chief justice, on Tuesday, had said that some quarters were unhappy with the suo motu notice. During Wednesdays proceedings, he said: If even a single person is killed, the government is responsible. Elected representatives are sitting in the assemblies. The Senate is working. Why, then, there is so much helplessness? It is all a political gimmick. He said the government has failed in Karachi to maintain its writ. The chief justice also continued to criticise Sindh Police and pointed out inherent weaknesses in its investigation reports. Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) lawyer, Abdul Qadir Jatoi informed the court that the killing in Karachi was being done under the guidance of political parties in order to influence the Senate elections. Jatoi added that Zulfiqar Mirza had made important disclosures and was an important witness in the case. He also presented a CD of Zulfiqar Mirzas statements. The chief justice remarked that if Zulfiqar Mirza has to say something, his affidavit should be presented in court and a petition should be filed. He further said that it was not the job of the court to record statements of witnesses and for this a separate petition had to be filed. Why should we call Zulfiqar Mirza; if he has something to say he should record his sworn statement the chief justice said. The chief of Awami Tehreek, Rasul Bux Palejo said the present government was a dummy and only wanted to collect tax the real power is with the US. He added that everyone knew that the MQM was behind the violence but no one was willing to take their name and even certain judges were scared. Palejo alleged that the MQM was an al Qaeda-style international terrorist outfit and reminded the court of a Canadian Federal Court verdict against the party in 2007. The court had upheld a decision of the immigration board that had said there were reasonable grounds to believe the MQM had been involved in acts of terrorism. The MQM also submitted a petition to become a party in the case. The lawyer for the party said that a list of people beheaded during the violence had been submitted and 230 MQM activists had been killed since 2008. The special bench of the Supreme Court that is hearing the suo motu case on the killings in Karachi is being headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry himself and includes Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani, Justice Amer Hani Muslim and Justice Ghulam Rabbani. The hearing of the case will resume today.