Plea to hand over Karachi to Pakistan Army

Over 60 people died due to violence in Karachi in first fortnight of 2011.

Islamabad: A constitutional petition has been filed in Pakistan`s Supreme Court for handing over Karachi to the Army after more than 60 people lost their lives to violence in the first fortnight of 2011, a media report said.

Advocate Tariq Asad also pleaded in the petition for sacking of federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Geo News reported.

The petitioner has appealed to the court to seek a comprehensive report from the authorities concerned about those responsible for the killings.

The government, the prime minister, federal cabinet, interior minister, chief secretary and home secretary have been made respondents in the petition.

Last year, more than 1,300 people died in various incidents of target killing in Karachi, while the toll since 1986 is reported to be in excess of 10,000.