KARACHI - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Sunday demanded the government to immediately take notice of the pseudo peace committees because it is being suspected that some criminal elements are behind these committees, MQM Rabita Committee member Waseem Aftab in a press conference held at Khursheed Memorial Hall. He strongly condemned the killing MQM workers namely Rana Riaz, Mohammad Irfan and Mohammad Rashid, and demanded of the authorities take stern action against the terrorist elements involved in dacoities, kidnapping, extortion and other criminal activities without any discrimination. He said that terrorist elements have established peace committees in the metropolis to cover up their criminal activities, which, ironically, have accelerated the crime ratio in the City. He pointed out that the extortion mafia has killed the MQM activist Mohammad Irfan due on not paying the extortion money, adding that terrorists have also killed the Haqparast Naib nazim Rana Riaz and Mohammad Rashid in Malir. He appealed to the President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik to take immediate notice of the killings of MQM workers.