Karachi: 11th February 2013 The Co-ordination Committee of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) has said that killings and incidents of terrorism occurring in Karachi are parts of a well-planned conspiracy, and the elements behind these incidents are the same who are carrying out suicide attack and bomb blasts for ravaging the country. It said that the MQM and Mr Altaf Hussain had forewarned about the threats of terrorism when the terrorists started making Karachi a centre of their activities. The Co-ordination Committee said that political and religious parties denied the reality and alleged that the MQM wanted to frighten the nation, and that it was talking against a particular nationality. The media reports, nevertheless, bear out the fact that many areas in Karachi have become similar to Waziristan, where even the law-enforcing agencies cannot penetrate. The Co-ordination Committee said that the workers of the MQM and other political and religious parties were being targeted and religious scholars, students of seminaries, lawyers and common citizens were being gunned down ruthlessly on sectarian grounds. Personnel of police, rangers and other law-enforcing agencies were also being attacked. The Co-ordination Committee said that a worker of MQM Shakir was killed today and several other persons, including a police officer lost their lives in incidents of firing, and an attempt was made to bomb a gas station in the Qayyumabad area. The Co-ordination Committee regretted that while most of the political and religious parties were criticizing the Sindh government on the incidents of terrorism and targeted killings, yet they were not ready to speak openly against the elements responsible for violence, bloodshed and terrorism in Karachi. The Co-ordination Committee demanded President Asif Zardari, Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Interior Minister Rehman Malik and Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah to take steps for protecting the life and property of the citizens of Karachi. It extended sympathies to families of the people killed in different incidents of terrorism and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. .