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Karachi police stand alert.      – File Photo

KARACHI: Karachi once again witnessed deteriorating law and order situation as the series of targeted killings continued and seventeen people lost their lives  in the last 36 hours whereas many others were injured , DawnNews reported on Sunday .

At least six people lost their lives today in the areas of Quaidabad, Baldia town, Surjani town and Gulshan-e-Maymar.

Acting Additional Inspector General (AIG) Ghulam Shabbir Shaikh issued ‘shoot on sight’ orders for the miscreants.

The body of an Awami National Party (ANP) worker who was  identified as Liaquat Bangash, was found in Rabia city near Karachi's Gulistan-e-Jauhar area.

Tension prevailed and the markets remained closed in the area after the death of Bangash.

Addressing a press conference, the acting AIG said that Bangash, in his efforts to escape from police, jumped from the height which resulted in his death.

One person was killed in Karachi’s Baldia Town area during the wee hours of the day on Sunday.

Three persons lost their lives in Gadap town area late Saturday night. Police sources added that the three persons had been kidnapped earlier and taken to Nagori Society near the Superhighway where they were shot to death. The bodies could not be identified till the filing of this report.

Another person was killed in Lyari area within the remit of Docks police station, when some unknown armed men opened indiscriminate firing.

Two persons suffered gunshot wounds in Old Haji Camp area. One of the injured succumbed to his wounds while being shifted to a hospital for treatment.

A body was found on Kalri Mirza Adam Khan Road within the remit of Kalri Police station.

A clash took place in Keamari’s Gulshan-i-Sikanderabad area which resulted in the death of one person. Police arrested four suspects accused of being involved in the incident of murder and firing.

An unidentified body of a woman was found in Khokhrapar area. The cause of death could not be ascertained till the filing of this report.

One person was killed in Arambagh area whereas another lost his life by firing in Kharadar near Allah Rakha Park.

Seven suspects riding on motorcycles opened indiscriminate firing in Jamshed Quarters area of the city, killing a six-year-old boy and causing panic and fear in the area.

Police reached the spot and arrested two suspects involved in the incident and recovered illegal firearms from them after chasing them.

DIG (east) said that the arrested suspects were linked to the ongoing gang-war in Karachi and have confessed to their involvement in incidents of target killings and extortion, during initial investigations.

DIG (east) distributed cash and certificated on the occasion to the SHO Jamshed Qaurters police station, two ASI’s and two other police personnel for their fine performance.

Additional police deployment

An additional force of 500 policemen has been called from interior of province under a well-planned strategy to combat the crimes especially the extortion, targeted killings and kidnapping for ransom in Karachi.

The additional force has been deployed at different places in the city, while the measures are being taken to strengthen the number of police personnel deployed at posts and pickets particularly in old city trade centers.

Moreover, 1000 surveillance cameras are being installed at trade and business centers and they would start functioning shortly, as currently these cameras are being tested.

Inspector General of Police Mushtaq Ahmed Shah gave this information at a meeting held last night between Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and a delegation of All Karachi Tajir Ittehad (AKTI).