KARACHI: Fourteen accused, along with other suspects involved in target killings and extortion, were arrested by Rangers in targeted operations on Sunday, DawnNews reported.

According to a Rangers spokesperson, targeted operations were conducted in Landhi, Korangi, Nazimabad and Quaidabad along with many others.

During these operations, Rangers arrested various suspects involved in extortion and target killings, along with 14 others accused and confiscated weapons from their possession.

South Zone Police also carried out targeted operations in different areas of the city, and arrested 40 suspects during the past 24 hours, along with four absconding accused.

Weapons and drugs were also confiscated from the suspects.

Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan is riddled with extortionists, gang wars, kidnappers, militants and terror attacks. The metropolis has been undergoing a targeted operation since the beginning of September, aimed at squashing hostile organisations spreading unrest in the southern provincial capital.

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Muhammad Taqi
September 15, 2013 2:11 pm

Keep it up! I hope peace will return soon to Karachi.

September 15, 2013 2:15 pm

Well done! I hope this security operation will also be carried out in other parts of Karachi once and for all. Let it be a lesson for all remaining hooligans that Rangers are coming to get them. Pakistan needs loyal,sincere citizens free from curruption.

September 15, 2013 2:39 pm

I hope the government is sincere this time and will actually clean Karachi of all the menace the city has been enduring for decades.....There should be another action right now against the Land Mafias, so everybody gets the message loud and clear

Syed Shareef
September 15, 2013 5:02 pm

if government is sincere to take action against crimmnals without any politics. They will find people of Karachi behind them.

September 15, 2013 8:27 pm

I think local persons should be empowered and need to be create awareness to co operate with law enforcement personnel so Karachi law and order situation will be improved

Dr. Ashraf Kazi
September 15, 2013 8:50 pm

useless effort, half of these criminals will be "bribed" out of jail within 2 months.. back to square one in about 5/6 months.

September 15, 2013 10:29 pm

It is very necessary to have honest and just operation in Karachi against all criminals without any discrimnation on political or ethinic grounds. Karachietes needs peace and security in the city for biz to flourish for uplift of the common man. Recently been to KArachi and survived mobile snatching at 10pm on Tipu Sultan Road, considering time i would say its as good as daylight for the city. I was just shocked and couldnt beleive it is happening to me, although the snatcher was greatly disappointed as i shot off second the light was green but now realise it hadnt need to do heroics and put my and family safety on line. lesson learnt!!!
I talked to one shop keeper in Jauher and he mentioned to me that he paid hafta/bhata to 5 parties on that particular day, and this is the story in every mall, NO WONDER THE CITY IS SO EXPENSIVE (AT PAR WITH WESTERN COUNTRIES) so that biz owners got to recover that bhata from ordinary citizens anyway. Why not state takes taxes instead that may bring some deveopment and get country out of misery. Govt should ban all parties involved in bhatahafta system, give them month notice and then crack on them ban wthe party and lash the person involved, i bet within a day whole city will be alright. But afcourse need will which seems missing in current Sindh Govert. MAY ALLAH help Karachi....

iftekhar hussain
September 15, 2013 10:34 pm

I hope this operation will also be carried out to other places and all those places are even well know by the dwellers of Karachi.

September 15, 2013 11:45 pm

Soon there will be peace in Karachi (InshaAllah)

September 16, 2013 4:01 am

I hope for all our sakes theyr arresting the REAL criminals and arent just doing sham arrests....

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