LAHORE A senior leader from Balochistan proposed on Sunday that an all-party conference should be held to discuss the situation in Karachi and work out a strategy to bring an end to the targeted killings. Abdur Rauf Khan Sasoli, secretary general of the Jamhoori Watan Party (Aali group), said while talking to The Nation that the cosmopolitan city must be cleared of all illegal weapons and illegal migrants. He said the APC should be called by the government and all political, religious as well as nationalist parties should be invited to it. The participants, he said, should discuss the situation at length and conclude the session only when they had prepared a practical solution. The PPP, the MQM and the ANP being coalition partners, he said, were duty-bound to take effective measures to protect the life and honour of the people. The JWP leader said it was regrettable that killings going on in Karachi for a long time were being taken lightly. He said it appeared that the rulers were keeping silent either because of political expediency or they had struck some kind of agreement with terrorists. Also, he said, it appeared that the leaders living in exile were being remote-controlled by the governments that had provided them shelter. Sasoli said the very integrity of the country was at stake because of what was going on in Karachi and Balochistan. He said holders of illegal weapons should be persuaded to surrender them voluntarily. Otherwise, he said, they should be awarded exemplary punishments. The JWP leader said millions of foreign nationals were staying in Karachi illegally. He said all such people should either be deported or registered by the relevant government agencies. Meanwhile, terming the target killing in Karachi a conspiracy, Secretary General Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Abdul Ghafoor Haidri has urged the government to convene All Parties Conference on the issue for establishing durable peace in the port city. Talking to the newsmen after the JUI Lahores general body meeting here on Sunday, he said that the government did not exist, generally in Sindh and particularly in Karachi. Maulana Amjad Khan, Rasheed Ludhianvi, Atiq-ur-Rehman, Sana Ullah, Amjab Saeed, Afzal Khan and other leaders were also present. Ghafoor Haidri said that the coalition partners in Sindh were not interested in establishing peace in Karachi. He said the peace could be established if the coalition partners sit together and decided to resolve the issue. He said that the government has made that person chairman of the committee to review 295 C who himself was demanding repeal of the blasphemy law. He said that the APC of all the constituent parties of Tehreek Namoos-e-Risalat (PBUH) would be held in Lahore on January 29. He said that the participants of Namoos-e-Risalat (PBUH) rally in Lahore on January 30 would march toward Islamabad if the rulers failed to fulfill the genuine demands. PPP, 'N govts failed to protect people: PTI The PTI leaders on Sunday said that the PPP and PML-N governments had not only failed to solve peoples problems, but also were unsuccessful to make their lives secure. PTIs Central Vice President Ijaz Chaudhry, President Lahore Region Mian Mahmoodur Rasheed, Senior Vice President Malik Zaheer Abbass Khokar, General Secretary Doctor Murad, Additional Secretary General Dr Atif-ud Din, General Secretary Business Wing Malik Zaman addressed the workers. They unanimously stated that the electricity and gas loadshedding along with inflation had deprived the people of their peace of mind.