KARACHI: Police and Rangers detained at least six suspects during a search operation in Rabia City in Gulistan-e-Jauhar late on Monday.
As the spate of killings continued, six people were killed and over 12 wounded in Jauhar and Mobina Town, respectively.
Earlier at the 141st Corps Commanders’ Conference at General Headquarters on Monday, chaired by COAS General Ashfaq Kayani, discussed the security situation in the country in general and Karachi in particular.
The participants had said they hoped the recent measures taken by the Sindh government would help improve the security situation in the metropolis.
Karachi has become a battleground with authorities struggling to stem the violence, blamed on activists from political parties representing competing ethnic groups, from spiralling.
The independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan says 800 people, most of them poor, have died since January, including 300 last month alone.
Earlier Interior Minister Rehman Malik told reporters in Karachi that the government had taken steps to clear out stockpiles of illegal weapons by cancelling all firearm licences at the end of the month, forcing owners to reapply.
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