Rangers arrest three suspects in different Karachi operations


KARACHI: Rangers by late Tuesday arrested an alleged criminal belonging to a political party among three suspects in different operations.


The paramilitary forces conducted a search operation in Liaquatabad number nine. At least two suspects were detained during door-to-door search operation. The personnel kept a tight cordon across the locality’s boundary.

Separately, another suspect was detained from Karimabad. Sources said that the detainee belongs to a political party.

On the other hand, a case has been registered against two unidentified culprits who gunned down police in North Nazimabad. Earlier, at least two police personnel were killed in a firing incident in North Nazimabad.

The case involves anti-terrorism and attempted murder sections. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Swabi district, another two police constables were shot dead in the last week.

In another incident in Shah Lateef Town, police apprehended Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Ishfaq. The arrest was made as mobile phones belonging to a late doctor were seized from his possession. Dr Abbas was gunned down few days ago in Sukhan area.

Earlier in August, as many as five persons were killed in a clash rooting from a personal dispute in Sukhan.

On October 22, Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) apprehended as many as three banned outfit Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) operatives in Sindh metropolitan. Moreover, three Indian Research and Analysis Wing’s (RAW) target killers were also arrested from Nagan Chowrangi. The CTD was able to save the city from major terror attack on Youm-e-Ashura.

Amidst the ongoing targeted operation by Rangers and law enforcers to curb violence in Karachi, the 1,400 security cameras and machinery installed by June 15, 2008 are likely to shut down. The reason behind the suspected shut is lack of payments which Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) and Sindh Police are responsible for.

The outstanding dues owing to repairs and maintenance have amounted to at least Rs 120 million. As many as 250 employees’ salaries are also seeing halt due to non-issuance of funds.