KARACHI: Three criminals involved in target killing and kidnapping for ransom have been arrested in Karachi, the police said, Express News reported.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Criminal Investigation Department Chaudhry Aslam has stated the all three criminals are members of a political party and have admitted killing 15 people.
The arrested have been identified as Zeeshan, Faizan and Imran.
Based on data from the past six months, the The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) report declared June as the deadliest month of the year so far with 313 people killed. The highest number of political killings, 50, also took place in this month.
There has been an alarming increase in the crime rate as compared to the six-monthly figures of 2012, when over 1,200 people died. In 2011, the count was even lesser with 1,110 such tragedies.