KARACHI - Senate Committee on Human Rights while expressing concerns over deteriorating law and order in Karachi has asked the law-enforcement agencies to provide evidence of militant wings being operated by the political parties.The Standing Committee of Senate which met with Senator Afrasiab Khattak in the chair here at the committee room of chief secretary office on Friday discussed the law and order situation of City especially targeted killings and extortion in the City. Members of the committee, including Senator Mian Raza Rabbani, Senator Farhatullah Babar of ruling PPP, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed of PML-Q, Senator Nasreen Jalil, Senator Dr Farogh Naseem of MQM, Senator Kamran Michael of PML-N and Senator Haji Ghulam Ali of JUI-F attended the meeting. The Additional Chief Secretary of provincial home department of Sindh Government Wasim Ahmed, DIG Karachi Police Bashir Memon and DG Rangers Brigadier Rizwan briefed the meeting about the situation and steps being taken by the LEAs for the security of the people. Chairman of the senate committee, Senator Afrasiab Khattak said that after briefings of LEAs and deliberation of participants, the committee underlined the need of enhancing the inter-provincial cooperation to curb the crime as criminals after committing crime flee to other provinces. Talking to media, he said that committee stressed for enhancing coordination among law-enforcement agencies as well as increasing their capacity and resources to curb the crime in the City, besides increasing manpower of police was also recommended by the senate committee. Following the briefing of police and rangers officers regarding slow pace of cases and conviction rate, the committee recommended the provincial government to bring ‘witness protection law’ on priority basis. Sharing the conclusion of the meeting, he said that the meeting urged the political parties to play their role in maintaining sustainable peace for the security of lives and property of the people in the City and dissociate the criminal elements from their ranks.The Human Rights’ committee of Upper House of Pakistan also asked the Sindh government to amend the Arms Act and enhance the punishment against the holders and sellers of illegal weapons in the City, besides changes in the Foreigners Act also proposed to expel/deport the illegal immigrants to their countries. Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed of PML-Q said the law and order problem of Karachi was a ‘political issue’, which needs cooperation of political leadership with ‘sincerity’. He was of the view that solution of Karachi unrest lies in two Ps, one is political will and other is police independence. Mushahid further said that Karachi’s law and order was not satisfactory, that’s why the committee came here to discuss the ways to look into its solutions. The PML-Q senator said that Rangers should be sent back to borders and capacity of police be enhanced with more powers. Following the LEAs officials’ briefing that illegal immigrants also found in committing crimes in the City, the PML-Q senator recommended the government to expel aliens to their country. Meanwhile, sources privy to the meeting confirmed to The Nation that the committee members while quoting the verdict of the Supreme Court on Karachi suo moto case opined that Senate committee should write to the political parties to dismantle militant wings if operating in their ranks. Ruling PPP’s Senator Raza Rabbani distanced with the idea and suggested for getting evidence from the LEAs regarding militant wings operating by the political parties.President’s spokesman Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the senate committee had to seek report from Sindh government of convicted and under-trail prisoners released under whom orders and which law, recommending that the persons, who guaranteed for release of such prisoners on parole, should be arrested immediately. DIG police Bashir Memon in his briefing informed the meeting that at least 471 and 339 peoples were fell victim to targeted killings in 2011 and 2012 respectively. KU announces results: Karachi University (KU) on Friday announced the results of Diploma in Laryngology and Oto-Rhinology (DLO) part I and II.In DLO Part-I a total of nine candidates were registered themselves in the exams out of them 8 appeared, while seven passed with 87.5 pass percentage.In DLO Part-II, a total of six candidates were registered, appeared and passed the exams with 100 per cent pass percentage.KU to organize international conference: Area Study Center for Europe, Karachi University KU in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad is organizing a two-day International Conference on “Federalism in a Pluralistic Developing Societies Learning from the European Experiences” The conference will be held at the H.E.J Auditorium, KU on November 6-7, 2012.Senator Raza Rabbani shall be the Chief Guest and Vice-Chancellor KU Prof DrMuhammad Qaiser shall preside the inaugural session of the Conference. Participants from several European, South and South East Asian countries shall be participating in that Conference.