Mohajir Qaumi Movement-Haqiqi (MQM-H) chairman Afaq Ahmed said Monday he is in contact with the former Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza, adding he (Mirza) has made a lot of efforts for peace in Karachi.

Talking to media here in Karachi, he said Karachi is turned into a no-go area for all political parties. Afaq has been indicted Monday in a murder case.

"None of cases against me were abolished under National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO); but the cases against Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain and Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan were annulled," he said.

"Cases against as many as 37,000 people were condoned under the NRO," he added.

Hitting out at the government for leaving its coalition partners unleashed, Afaq said Altaf Hussain has set up a state within state; however, he stressed the military operations will not resolve the issue; instead, the political governments should restore the peace.

"I will appear before the Supreme Court (SC) in connection with a contempt petition," he said, adding he is not scheduled to call on President Asif Ali Zardari or Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani; however, meetings with political people may happen.

Afaq said, "peace is unlikely to get roots if law is used to protect your aides," adding at present, there are politically appointed people at all police stations of Karachi.