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Target killing down by 55pc in Karachi after opt: IG

KARACHI, 16 JAN (DNA) – Inspector General of Sindh Police Ghulam Haider Jamali on Saturday said that war against terrorism will be taken to its logical conclusion. Situation is gradually improving due to ongoing targeted action in Karachi.

Addressing the passing out parade of 28th batch of Eaglet Force at Razzaqabad Training Centre, the Inspector General (IG) said that targeted operation in Karachi has reduced terror-related violence by 80%, incidents of target killing 55%, kidnapping for ransom 98% and extortion cases by 53%.

In 2015, Sindh police conducted 10,725 raids, in which, 753 criminals were killed 12,335. Criminals killed in the raids include 201 target killers and 194 most wanted terrorists.

Jamali said police have rendered matchless sacrifices to restore peace in the city. He said 57 policemen embraced martyrdom in the operation last year to ensure safety of property and lives of people.

Police have also resolved high-profile murder cases of Sabin Mehmood, Perveen Rehman and Safoora Goth bus carnage, he added.

Karachi, a sprawling city of roughly 20 million, has long had a reputation for high crime rates as well as ethnic, political and sectarian violence.

Overall levels of militant, criminal and sectarian-linked violence have decreased significantly since paramilitary forces began a sweeping crackdown in 2013. DNA


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