The growing target killings and land-grabbing in Karachi and the general lawlessness even in remote areas away from the urban centres have become truly alarming. As a result, the inhabitants of this province feel helpless and totally at the mercy of dacoits, outlaws, feudal lords, land-grabbers and other such mafias active in the province. It is the prime responsibility of government to protect the life and limb of its citizens and provide safety and security to them. In view of the worsening law and order situation, the PPP-led coalition is being appealed to immediately act and take strong action to fulfil its responsibilities. The administration in Sindh is also requested to take strong action against the lawless elements in the province. -HASHIM ABRO, Islamabad, July 12.