KARACHI: Rangers' personnel arrested 16 suspects Friday during targeted operations in different parts of Karachi while the East and West Zone police arrested 44 suspects in the past 24 hours, DawnNews reported.
The arrested suspects were guilty of various crimes. Security forces' personnel moreover confiscated weapons and explosives from the suspects during the raids.
Targeted operations were conducted by security men in Alfalah, Fakir Colony, Jehangirabad, Nazimabad and Garden areas of the city.
Separately, the East Zone police arrested 16 suspects over the past 24 hours. The arrested persons were said to be involved in various crimes.
According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Munir Sheikh, security forces' personnel also confiscated drugs, weapons and explosives from the suspects.
Meanwhile, the West Zone police also arrested 28 other suspects in the past 24 hours.
According to DIG Javed Lodho, the arrested suspects included fugitives, along with other wanted criminals.
Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism. Targeted operations led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police are ongoing in the city under a directive issued by the federal government against criminals already identified by federal, military and civilian agencies.