KARACHI (Agencies) - Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has vowed to do everything possible to restore order in Karachi, telling his party men that it was PPPs responsibility and if they did not act, someone else would. The prime minister issued this warning Monday while chairing a Sindh Cabinet meeting where the differences between the central and provincial party cadres were revealed more fully when Sindh Senior Minister Zulfiqar Mirza took Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik by horns, accusing him of meddling into Karachi affairs. In his characteristic fiery tone, Mirza asserted that peace could be restored in no time if Malik stops his frequent trips to the city and lets the provincial government do its job. He told Malik to stay away from the city for next fifteen days as well as refrain from making any phone calls. Why do you rush to Karachi after every second day while maintenance of law and order is a responsibility of the provincial government, Mirza asked Malik. Continuing his charge on Malik, he said that the interior minister had brought back to Karachi the people he, as Sindh home minister, had shifted to interior Sindh. He also accused Malik of acting as a spokesman of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the party, he alleged, was primarily responsible for the whole trouble. In reply, Rehman Malik said that he would not come to the city if thats what Mirza wanted. Sources said that the situation compelled the Gilani to intervene who told the charged Zulifqar Mirza that Malik visits the city on the special instructions of President Asif Ali Zardari as well as by him. Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Federal Minister Syed Khurshid Shah also jumped in for a ceasefire and were able to calm down the situation after a lot of effort. Zulfiqar Mirza also criticised the central government as a whole for its unnecessary interference into affairs of Sindh. Political observers said that the outburst of Mirza was in fact a reflection of views of the entire Sindh Cabinet as they feel helpless when they receive dictation from the Centre. They said there is resentment among the provincial leadership against constant interference of the Centre in their affairs giving an impression that they are incompetent. Latter Monday night, President Asif Ali Zardari summoned Zulfiqar Mirza to Islamabad today (Tuesday), understandably to grill the minister for his irresponsible behaviour. Prime Minister Gilani told the cabinet meeting that it was a responsibility of Pakistan Peoples Party to restore peace in Karachi as the party was leading the coalition governments both in Centre as well as in Sindh. Gilani however outrightly rejected the mounting demand from political forces and the citizens of Karachi to call in the army. According to ministers who attended the meeting, the prime minister reiterated that deploying the army was not the solution of Karachis problems. The civilian forces, police and rangers will take action against terrorist. But the PM stressed upon the provincial government to start decisive action against the miscreants immediately. He offered them more help to control the situation, but said the bleeding of Karachi must stop forthwith. Gilani warned that if they did not take the action, someone else would do. It was probably a reference to the Supreme Court, which took a suo moto notice on Karachi bloodshed the same day; or he feared the army could step in on its own imitative. Sources said that the prime minister accorded his approval to an across-the-board surgical operation in Karachi as he chaired a second meeting of Sindh Cabinet on Monday. They said the operation will be conducted in nine sensitive areas in the first phase. Sindh Information Minister Sharjil Memon also insisted that there was no need to call in army, adding that police and rangers would crackdown on suspects without any pressure. Terrorists will now face strict action, he said, adding that Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah will personally supervise the operation. Memon said that it was unfair to demand prime ministers resignation. Interesting, the Awami National Party (ANP), which is a coalition partner both in federal government as well as in Sindh, did not attended the meeting. ANP said that it will not attend any meeting until a line of action is decided upon. However, an ANP delegation led by its provincial chief Syed Shahi held a separate meeting earlier in the day with Gilani at CMs House and conveyed their reservations, especially over abolishment of commissionerate system. They also repeated their demand of army deployment in the city. The PM assured in the meeting that the businessmen and traders in the city will be provided security from extortionists. But representatives of the business community in Karachi refused to meet the prime minister after they were made to wait for two hours. Traders and industrialists were scheduled to meet Gilani at 2pm on Monday afternoon at the Governors House in Karachi, but the prime minister was presiding over the Sindh cabinet meeting at that time. The members of the business community argued that they are the stakeholders and the PM should have met them before chairing a cabinet meeting. Earlier, the prime minister met Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan and Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah at Governors House and discussed the citys situation and the measures taken by the provincial government. Interior Minister Rehman Malik was also present in the meeting. The prime minister directed the provincial government to take indiscriminate action against the culprits and bring them to justice. He said all possible measures should be taken to protect the life and property of the people. He observed there was a need to further strengthen the security agencies so that they could be enabled to control the situation. Gilani said all political forces, including the MQM and the ANP should be taken on board to devise a workable strategy to improve the situation in Karachi.