KARACHI: Several vehicles were reportedly torched in different parts of the metropolis in arson related incidents during the past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday
According to details, a coaster was set on fire in Labour Square, Landhi, on Thursday while two vehicles —a bus and a bulldozer — were torched in two separate incidents in F B Area, Block-6 and Bufferzone respectively late Wednesday night. A minibus was also torched in the old city area of Napier.
Joharabad, Taimuria and Sukhan police have registered cases against workers of a “political party” and raids were being conducted to arrest them.
Police have registered the cases under Sections 335 and 34 of Pakistan Penal Code and 7-ATA (anti-terrorism act of 1997) against the suspects.
Karachi-Central SSP Muqadas Haider confirmed that there were arson related incidents in the metropolis. The officer, however, added that cases have been registered against unknown suspects and the police were working on the case to arrest the culprits.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah telephoned the provincial IG police and expressed displeasure over the incident. Shah ordered the IG police to arrest and punish the suspects.
“The days of violence are over. Now are the days of love, peace and happiness,” said the Sindh CM.