KARACHI: The Karachi police during the on-going drive against criminals arrested 161 accused during the past 24 hours.
A police statement said on Monday that those arrested included 75 absconders and proclaimed offenders besides alleged dacoits, killers, robbers and those involved in other crimes.
As many as 40 weapons of various calibres were also recovered from those arrested, it was further stated.
The statement came hours after two men were shot dead in Karachi’s Orangi Town and Kharadar areas in what were believed to be sectarian attacks.
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 elements.