KARACHI: At least eight people including three police officials lost their lives and another three were injured in acts of violence on Tuesday.
Head Constable Azhar Abbas (35) and a Constable Mohammad Azam (40) were gunned down by unidentified armed men near Gul Ahmed Post Office upon their return from duty at Qaidabad Police Station, according to rescue sources.
The bodies of victims were shifted to Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center (JPMC) for autopsy. SHO Amanullah Marwat said that the accused took away two sub-machine guns of the killed police officials as well. The motive of incident was termed target killing.
In the same area, an unidentified man was shot dead by unidentified armed men near Kala Pani area of Landhi. The body was shifted to JPMC for medico-legal formalities.
In a separate incident, a police constable, Musharaf commit suicide by hanging himself at his residence. The body was shifted to JPMC for an autopsy. In another incident, a police official, Tahir was shot dead by unidentified armed men near Baldia, Shanti Nagar. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK) for medico-legal affairs.
Separately, the body of an unidentified person was recovered from 36-B Landhi area near the Noorani Kabab House and shifted to JPMC for an autopsy.
A teenager, Ayat Khan was injured on offering resistance during an armed robbery bid in the Manghopir area. He was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for treatment.
Meanwhile, in three separate traffic accidents, at least two people died and one injured. Adil Abbas died when a vehicle hit him on the Nursery Flyover. The body was shifted to JPMC.
In another road accident near the Fine House Shahra-e-Faisal, Abid, resident of Korangi, was injured and died when he was being taken to hospital. The body was shifted to JPMC.
In yet another road traffic accident, Yaseen was injured when a vehicle hit him at the Siemens Chowrangi. He was shifted to ASH for treatment.
Meanwhile, the Sindh Police have killed 85 suspected terrorists and arrested 32 others in 2,118 encounters across the province since January this year.
In a meeting of the Sindh Police DIGs, presided over by the Sindh IG Police Ghulam Haider Jamali through a video conferencing system on Tuesday. The meeting reviewed overall performance of the police in the backdrop of law and order situation in the province
The IGP directed all sections of the police department to discharge their official responsibilities with coordination to curb crimes in society.
It was also informed that 296 alleged dacoits were killed and 7,389 others taken into custody, while five extortionists were eliminated and 177 held. Besides, 20 kidnappers were killed and 55 arrested. A total 3,199 proclaimed offenders and 19,460 absconders were also arrested.
The police from January till now recovered four G-3 rifles, 295 SMGs/Kalashnikovs, 611 repeaters, 116 shot guns/rifles, 6422 pistols/revolvers, 15 bombs, 16 rocket launchers, 377 hand grenades, eight IEDs, 11 suicide jackets and 517 kilogrammes of explosive material, from the accused.
The IGP Sindh, learning of difficulties faced by the police in the line of duty, directed all DIGs to immediately send to him practicable recommendations in this regard.
He called for making intelligence network more effective and avail prior information to cope with terrorists and criminal activities. The IGP said that effective and coordinated measures should be taken through pro-active policing to protect the life and property of the people and to ensure security of sensitive installations and foreign missions and to make public places security fool-proof at every level in coordination with the Rangers.
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