ISLAMABAD Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in his telephonic contact with Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad, Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah, and Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza discussed the current spate of target killings in Karachi. The Prime Minister on Tuesday also sought their input on various options including calling Army to control the volatile situation. Sources in the Government informed that Pakistan Peoples Party leadership was convinced to bring normalcy in the port city at all costs and was mulling option of deploying Army in Karachi, which was vehemently opposed by MQM, the key coalition partner of the PPP in Sindh. The Prime Minister also rang up Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik and Minister for Overseas Pakistanis, Dr Farooq Sattar, to have their input on the subject as well. Sources in the Government have informed that Dr Farooq Sattar, who is also Deputy Convener of MQM, has vehemently opposed the deployment of Army in the port city and stressed the need for plugging the loopholes in the administration of the provincial government. Sources said that Dr Farooq Sattar had, once again, expressed his partys no-trust on the Home Minister Dr Mirza and said that he should be removed from this post as he had failed to handle the situation. He stressed the need for coordinated and concerted efforts on part of the Government of Sindh to bring normalcy in the province and also stressed the need for dealing the problem completely in a transparent fashion. He also charged that the Government of Sindh was not dealing the issue judiciously and was overlooking the miscreants because of their allegiance with some particular party and groups. It was the consensus view of PPP Sindh Chapter leadership that Army should be called in to bring peace while the MQM leaders were vehemently opposing Armys deployment and stressed the need for putting Sindh Governments house in order. Sources in the Government further informed that ANP had already demanded deployment of Army to bring normalcy in Karachi and on the same grounds they had boycotted the recently held by-polls on a Provincial Assembly seat. Meanwhile, according to a press release issued by the PM Secretariat about the telephonic conversation of Premier Gilani with these leaders, the Prime Minister said that Karachi being the economic hub of the country and a centre of opportunities for working segments of the society should be peaceful so that the business activities could gain momentum. He said that those playing with innocent lives were surely the enemies of the people of Pakistan and the state, so it was the duty of all parties to stand united against such elements. He stressed that all stakeholders in Karachi should sit together to resolve the issue and prepare a joint strategy to defeat the militant elements who were out to disrupt the peace and tranquility in the port city.