The city of Quaid is consistently bleeding and there is no early end in sight to this bloodbath that is claiming lives of innocent civilians. Earlier it was among the three coalition partners in Sindh and now a new dimension has been added to it. Rangers and police have miserably failed to control the ever deteriorating law and order situation. Some areas of the city look like battlefield where heavy gunfire has become a norm. The provincial government and leadership of three main stakeholders - MQM, PPP and ANP are helplessly watching the situation go out of hands. They are sitting on the sidelines and letting this carnage and massacre continue. Karachi can now only be equated with 1970s Beirut. The splinter groups involved in this genocide have been allowed a free hand to kill round the clock. Only on Friday and wee hours of Saturday, well over one and a half dozen citizens have been killed in cold blood. No one is pushed to take control of the situation. Federal Interior Minister and Sindh Home Minister are talking in opposite direction and at times contradicting each other. President Zardari was out in Riyadh making efforts for reconciliation between Iran and Saudi Arabia while Prime Minister Syed Gilani found it appropriate to take a flight to UK to attend his sons graduation ceremony and avail some holidays. The hope that the return of Ishratul Ebad as Governor would help resolve the crisis has gone sore and the situation has gone from bad to worse. Now the question is what should be done. One solution could be, as demanded by two of the main three stakeholders, to hand over the city to Pakistan Army for a comprehensive operation to de-weaponise Karachi. It was shot down by the main party as it had done earlier. Time is of essence and there is an urgent need to take effective measures to let the citizens of the city of lights have a sigh of relief; they are living in sub-human conditions in some areas without electricity, water or essential commodoties. Whatever has to be done, it should be done now before it is too late.