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Five Karachi police stations to be run by Rangers

Pakistan on 26 September 2013
Location : Karachi, Pakistan | Source : Dawn. Image Source: Dawn

The Sindh government issued a notification on Wednesday under which five police stations in Karachi would be under the control of Rangers' forces whereas at least 151 suspects were arrested in the city during targeted operations carried out by paramilitary forces and police personnel, DawnNews reported.

Earlier, the provincial government had decided that five police stations in the metropolis, one each in the five districts of Karachi division, would be under the joint control of Rangers and police to deal with four types of heinous crimes.

The suspects arrested on charges of “terrorism, targeted killing, kidnapping for ransom and bhatta (extortion)” during the ongoing targeted operation would be kept and interrogated at the five designated police stations, said Advocate General for Sindh Barrister Khalid Javed Khan.

Sources told Dawn.com that PS Aaram Bagh, PS Ferozabad, PS Nazimabad, PS Orangi Town and PS Steel Town would be under the control of Rangers’ forces.

Meanwhile, in an operation carried out by the city’s east and west zone police, 130 suspects were arrested within 24 hours. The suspects included wanted criminals, drug dealers and fugitives. Moreover, arms were also recovered during the raid.

Moreover, paramilitary forces carried out operations in the areas of Old Sabzi Mandi, Phool Pati Lane Lyari, Kharadar, Zia Colony, Jodia Bazaar among others and arrested 21 suspects.

According to a Rangers’ spokesperson, the arrested persons were involved in heinous crimes.

Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism. Targeted operations are ongoing in Karachi under a directive issued by the federal government led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police against criminals already identified by federal military and civilian agencies.

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