Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Mian Nawaz Sharif Monday said the militant wings of the political parties should be abolished if the government is earnest in restoring peace in Karachi.

Talking to senior journalists, he bristled at the government for not taking proper action in Karachi despite the orders by Supreme Court (SC), adding the Karachi situation cannot be set in order by just issuing statements.

Voicing his annoyance over the aggravating law and order situation in the capital of Sindh, the PML-N chief said the criminal people cannot be halted by just banning the pillion riding and suspending the mobile phone service in the affected cities.

He condemned today’s attack on the public gathering headlined by former Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) ameer Qazi Hussain Ahmed in Mohmand Agency.

He said that the government is only interested to ban pillion riding and usage of cell phones but the concerned authorities had never arrested and punished a single miscreant yet. He added that if the government took serious action against the armed groups of political organisations, crimes in Karachi would ultimately vanish.

When asked to comment on the statement of the Minster of Religious Affairs Khursheed Shah regarding military operation in Karachi, he sarcastically said that if he was asking the government about the operation, he should himself come out rather than pointing his finger on the opposition.

The PML-N chief also said that the six witnesses in Wali Khan Babar’s case were murdered, adding that the concerned authorities should unveil the truth and arrest the culprits.

Speaking on the occasion over Israel’s bombardment of Gazan enclave, he demanded the government to raise its voice for the rights of Palestinians at international forums.

Nawaz Sharif has said that US role regarding mass killings in Gaza by Israel is extremely unsuitable. He said that the Pakistani government should take steps to stop genocide in Gaza by Israel.