|The Supreme Court of Pakistan|
According to private news channels, the chief justice has also asked television channels to provide footage of violence in the city. As many as people were killed on Sunday, bringing the total to 85 on the 5th day of extreme violence in Karachi that started with the kidnapping and killing of five Baloch men. The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan recently described Karachi as a city in the grip of political, ethnic and sectarian “polarisation”. According to conservative reports, as many as 1500 people have been killed in Karachi so far this year out of which more than a dozen are said to have been assassinated by those elements who intend to take advantage of the situation to conspire against Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity.