KARACHI- Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Thursday vowed to launch a vigorous campaign against the ongoing target killings in the City and urged the political parties to discourage target killers in the city. Rehman Malik said this while talking to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Awami National Party (ANP) Sindh President Shahi Syed at the CM House. Shahi Syed called on them and put in front of them certain problems and issues regarding target killing in Karachi. The chief minister and the interior minister pledged that strict action would be taken against culprits without considering their affiliation with any group or party whatsoever. They said police, Rangers and other law enforcement agencies had been directed to exploit appropriate and coordinated efforts against persons involved in target killing, extortion (Bhatta Khori) and other anti-social activities from today (Thursday) for maintaining peace and tranquility in the City. On the occasion, Shahi Syed conveyed his concerns to the CM and Rehman Malik over ongoing incidents of target killing in the city. Shahi Syed said the ANP wanted peace in the province and it would extend all cooperation to the government against the target killers and criminals. Meanwhile, while addressing the passing-out parade of 34th batch of Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) at their training centre, Rehman Malik said enemies were hatching conspiracies against our country, but we would foil all such attempts. The minister said Pakistan was facing serious threat of terrorism and warned that all such elements would be eliminated with full force by the government. Rehman Malik said narcotics worth $5 billion was being traded from Afghanistan via porous border of Balochistan. Smuggling is going on unabated but at the same time we need to support our coast guards and provide them sophisticated equipment to monitor any illegal activity including narcotics and human trafficking. He announced that four new battalions of coast guards would be raised and would provided helicopters, speed boats and planes to further improve their surveillance. Out of the 326 recruits of the 34th batch, 83 hailed from Balochistan. It is on the directive of prime minister and the president that initiative has been taken to give equal opportunity to the people of Balochistan to be recruited in law enforcement agencies and defend their motherland, he added. Earlier, Director General of Coast Guards, Brig Shaheryar Khan, also gave a presentation and highlighted the performance of the coast guards.