In yet another example that shows the rulers’ lack of interest towards Karachi and Balochistan turmoil, two committees have been formed and entrusted with the task of setting things right. These also be would be looking into the missing persons’ case. Our political culture is no stranger to the tradition of forming committees and commissions, which is a clever way of closing one’s eyes to the problem at hand. The gullible section of the public is tricked into believing that their leaders are committed to coming to their rescue. Throughout our history whenever the intention was to ignore some conflict, or to hush it up, commissions were formed. The practice also bears testimony to the crumbling state institutions because if these organs were doing their job efficiently, the need for commissions would not have arisen in the first place. Now what do we need committees for when confronted with a civil war like situation in both Karachi and Balochistan? Do we need someone to tell us what is happening in these areas or who are the culprits when we know it very well? Definitely not. Rather than feigning ignorance to the violence and its perpetrators, the government must take the required action.