Karachi: 1 Shershah killer apprehended
KARACHI: As reported by The News on Sunday, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Saturday that police have managed to arrest one of the suspects involved in the October xx killing of 13 shopkeepers in Shershah.
Malik, who met a delegation of Shershah Kabari Bazar’s traders at the Sindh Governor House, said that covert operations were being carried out to arrest the culprits involved in targeted killings in Karachi and progress have been made but it would be premature to make public any information at this stage.
He said that he was sorry that a meeting with the Kabari Bazar traders, association members, and affected shopkeepers in the recent firing could not be arranged earlier.
He said however in a move to ensure the sense of protection and security among the traders, a permanent force of police has already been posted at the bazaar which will have complete support of Rangers and intelligence agencies.
“The ring around the killers has been narrowed down. We have reached the final stages of the investigation and details in this regard will be exposed soon,” he said adding that each and every accused nominated in the first information report will eventually be nabbed.
He said that stern measures were being taken to eliminate the nuisance of extortion and now on immediate action would be taken as soon as an incident is reported.
He said that at least 28 check posts were being set up in Kabari Bazar in cooperation with the personnel of the police and Rangers for the safety of the shopkeepers.
He further said that the government plans to crackdown on those who are involved in threatening traders and industrialists. The CCPO has been issued instructions in this regard, he added.
The Interior Minister said that murders over old enmity, differences between two friends, and murder over kidnapping for ransom are sometimes mixed up with targeted killing in Karachi.
Sindh Governor, Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan, who presided over the meeting with traders, said that terrorist activities in Karachi have shattered the confidence of the people, and citizens feel insecure in this atmosphere.
He said it was the responsibility of the government to restore confidence of the people by taking practical and concrete measures.
Sindh Governor Dr Ishrtul Ibad Khan said Karachi is the economic hub of the country and economic development of this city ensures the development of the whole country. “It is the duty of the government that this city be provided a peaceful atmosphere.”
He said for traders and industrialists should be provided complete protection and security to ensure investment keeps flowing into the city.
Rehman Malik also thanked MQM founder Altaf Hussian for playing a key role in the restoration of peace in Karachi.