KARACHI Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Ali Mirza, in a hurriedly-called press conference here on Sunday, expressed helplessness to curb the incidents of target killings completely in the city, adding that even America would fail to control the situation if given the contract to do so. During the press conference, Zulfiqar was flanked by Advisor to CM on Information Sharmila Farooqi. He confirmed that 25 people had died in the recent spate of violence in the city. He said the people who had been killed belonged to different political parties and all the parties were equally responsible for creating law and order situation in the city. He linked the recent incidents of target killings with the murders of Izhar-ul-Hassan alias Fasih, son of Zaki Ul Qamar, and Mohammad Asif, son of Abdul Majeed, who had their affiliations with Muttahida Qaumi Movement. The bodies of both of them had been found from Yousuf Goth near Bakra Piri. He went on to say that every murder was not a targeted killing, but some people were creating hype, which had led to deteriorating the situation. To a question regarding Muttahidas accusation that their workers were killed by the activists of People Aman Committee, he said police and law enforcement agencies were tying to apprehend the culprits nominated in the murder of the workers. We have conducted more than four raids, but still the accused are at large, he said. The Home Minister said the perception was wrong that the Government was keeping mum over the issue and was not taking action. Police and law enforcement agencies have arrested more than 60 people from three zones. These people have been involved in the recent killings. They hailed from different political parties and ethnic groups and a few of them are very notorious criminals, Mirza said. He further said that following the tip-off provided by the intelligence agencies, the police and Rangers had arrested 53 target killers in 2010 and most of them were political activists of different political parties. While appealing to the leaders of all political parties, he said they should come forward and help the Government in getting rid of target killing incidents which had defamed Pakistan at the international level and caused big economical loss. The minister said that he was neither an 'angel nor he had the 'magic stick to overpower the killers before they commit any crime. Responding to another question, he said he had no connection with Abdul Rehman Balcoh alias Rehman Dakait, who was in-charge of People Aman Committee.