KARACHI: As the city bid farewell to 2018, policemen were among those who took part in aerial firing and setting off fireworks to mark the start of the new year.

Despite Karachi police chief’s directives, the law enforcement agency failed to curb incidents of aerial firing in the city on New Year’s Eve.

At least 12 injured by aerial firing on New Year’s Eve in Karachi

Sources told Express News that policemen and

residents of Dock Police Lines took to the streets outside the area’s police station at midnight to welcome the new year with aerial firing and fireworks.

At least 12 people were injured by stray bullets across the port city.