KARACHI: The Pakistan Army has reiterted its concern over the ongoing spate of violence in Karachi and called for an end to target killings in the commercial hub of the country.
Talking to a foreign news channel, Military spokesperson Major General Athar Abbas said many innocent people had lost their lives to violence in the city.
He expressed hope that the joint operation by the Rangers and police would restore peace and rid the city of its criminal elements.
Abbas said, intelligence provided by Pakistan’s intelligence services was being used to target miscreants in the volatile regions of the city.
Over a question regarding Former Sindh Minister Zulfiqar Mirza’s media outburst, he assumed an indifferent stance, saying he was unaware of Mirza’s statements.
Violence in Karachi continues
Meanwhile, three people were been killed during a fresh spate of violence in Karachi.
Unidentified people shot and killed 28-year-old man – identified as Shahid Mehmood – in the Golimar area.
The body of 35-year-old man was found in Machar Colony, while another body was recovered from a water tank near Johar Complex Apartment in Sachal.
Meanwhile, residents have demanded that the government take effective steps to curb target killings in the city.