ISLAMABAD Expressing its grave concern over government paralysis in Karachi, the Supreme Court on Friday directed the federal and the provincial governments to submit comprehensive reports about the situation and decided to hold the next hearings in the restive city from August 29. A five-member Supreme Court bench headed by the chief justice resumed hearing of the suo moto case. Former Law Minister Babar Awan appeared before the court on the behalf of the federal government; while, the chief secretary and Sindh Inspector General Police (IGP) Wajid Ali Durrani represented the Sindh government. The chief justice observed that for the last one month the situation in Karachi is out of control and there was complete breakdown of the government machinery. People are being abducted for ransom; beheaded dead bodies with tied arms and legs of the innocents wrapped in sacks are being recovered daily and the street crime is on the rise. The chief justice said that three main political parties of Sindh have approached the court in this case. The CJP accepting the petitions of Wattan Party chief Barrister Zafar Ullah and Tariq Asad issued notices to the respondents. Tariq Asad in his petition has made Prime Minister of Pakistan, federal government through Secretary Ministry of Interior and Federal Minister for Interior as respondents. The chief justice said the chief secretary and Sindh IGP had not been summoned; instead, they were asked to submit their statement through the advocate general. The Sindh AG on behalf of chief secretary and IGP presented two reports. According to the reports, 500 FIRs were registered, while 232 cases were registered and 306 people were target killed in one month in Karachi. Justice Tariq Pervaiz said that there were many incidents, which have not been reported and if those are included the number of cases would be higher. The chief justice also expressed his dissatisfaction over the reports and ordered for detailed reports. The court ordered Sindh Advocate General Fateh Muhammad to submit copies of Daily Situation Reports (DSR) from July 24 to August 23 and the briefs of FIRs. The IGP was directed to proceed against the target killers across the board irrespective of their party affiliations and also provide the details of police stations and the crimes took place in their jurisdictions and the manner people are being killed there. The IGP has also been directed to file the details of injured persons and loss of properties and whether people have been arrested and the responsibilities fixed. The CJ observed that the AG should have consulted the ISI, military intelligence and Intelligence Bureau for getting a complete picture on Karachi. The CJP told the attorney general about the sensitivity of the case, directing him not to take it in a light manner. One strike in Karachi incurs a loss of Rs25 billion, he said. Attorney General Maulvi Anwarul Haq informed the court that he had tried to contact all the intelligence agencies heads but was only able to talk to FIA and IB, who say that Karachi unrest is a provincial matter. The chief justice advised him to not get into the absurdities of jurisdictions, telling him that Karachi is mini Pakistan and its peace is must for the development of the whole country. One strike in Karachi causes Rs25 billion loss, therefore, dont take it lightly, the CJP added. The chief justice said that there was no question of Eid and other holidays and they were ready to sit even on Saturday to hear this case. He told the AG that they all have to work day and night to solve the Karachi unrest problem. The chief justice questioned as to why dont the agencies share information with the police and law enforcement agencies. He said that if some cops do not perform their duties in accordance with law they should be replaced with upright officers, adding that this was the job of the executive. The CJP directed the attorney general to call a meeting of all the provincial and federal agencies and get reports from them. The Sindh advocate general informed that a man, who himself had confessed of killing 100 people was acquitted due to want of evidence. The chief justice said that the court convicts when there are proofs. Justice Shakirullah Jan inquired from the AG, has any appeal against the acquittal been filed in the competent court. He said presenting of evidences in the courts was the responsibility of the police and the law enforcement agencies. Justice Rabbani said why the government not nabbed the culprit when he was killing 100 people. The chief justice said that they could ask the Sindh High Court chief justice to expeditiously dispose of the cases of target killings if police submit the challans in time. The CJP floated the idea that video-conferences for trial of criminals could also be adopted in order to dispose of cases. Abdul Hafiz Pirzada, counsel for Sindh government, told the court that calling the army in Karachi would not control violence. Warlords rule Karachi, which today faces a complex problem with multiple dimensions, Pirzada informed the court. God help us, the CJ observed while expressing shock over the presence of warlords. Pirzada requested the court to give some time for placing some important documents. The chief justice said Karachi, the locus of business activity, should not be allowed to descend into further chaos. The counsel of the federal government, Babar Awan, said warlords had also taken Swat hostage but the government had defeated them. He said the CJP should not make statements which could be misconstrued. The Sindh governments attorney said the court didnt have the solution to the Karachi issue. The chief justice said the court has the constitutional right to ensure the rights of the common people. He said it was demand of the 180 million people that was why the court took the action. The situation in Karachi is out of control for the last one month. The court asked how many people had been killed and why the culprits could not be nabbed. Advocate General said a man who killed 100 people was released by the court. The case has been adjourned till Monday, and the bench has been shifted to Karachi. The other four members of the bench headed by CJP are Justice Shakirullah Jan, Justice Nasirul Mulk, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Ghulam Rabbani.