KARACHI: Police conducted targeted operations in different parts of Karachi and claimed to arrest 57 suspects, including five alleged target killers, on Saturday, DawnNews reported.
Police carried out raids in the city’s Lyari area and arrested five target killers belonging to gangster Wasiullah Lakho’s group.
According to the police, a huge cache of weapons was recovered from the suspects’ possession.
Meanwhile, the city’s East Zone police arrested 57 suspects during raids in different parts of the metropolis, along with seizing drugs and weapons from the accused men.
Two Lyari gang war suspects arrested
Earlier on Friday, police had arrested two Lyari gang war suspects from the Lalchandabad area of Mirpurkhas, who had taken refuge here to avoid the arrest.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mirpurkhas, Mir Zafarullah Dharejo, addressing an emergency press conference on Friday, at Town Police Station, had said Fida Hussain Lashari and Shehzad Lashari, both residents of Chakiwara Karachi, were wanted by police on charges of gang war and a reward of 5 lac rupees was also announced for information leading to their arrest.
Both suspects had been part of Baba Ladla, Arshad Papu and Rehman Dakait gangs and were wanted by law enforcement officials in more than a dozen cases, he added.
Investigation was underway and the suspects had provided valuable information regarding presence of other target killers and outlaws during interrogation, the SSP had claimed.
Station House Officer (SHO) Adam Abro added that suspects had taken refuge at the place of a local influential Ghulam Nabi Khaskheli of Lalchandabad area.
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.