Karachi: Bounties put on 118 criminal heads
KARACHI: As reported by The Nation on Tuesday, a “head money” has been fixed on 118 alleged criminals in the Sindh province while efforts are being made to fix head money on those involved in alleged targeted killings.
This was stated by Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza here Monday while responding to question and answer session of the Assembly.
He said, 822 cases of kidnapping of men, women and children were recorded during May to October 2008. Giving a breakup, he said 163 men, 631 women and 133 children were allegedly kidnapped during the period and most of the cases took place in Karachi.
Mirza said that 80 cases of alleged kidnapping of women were registered in 2009 in Karachi and out of them 73 were recovered while 7 were found murdered.
So far, the Minister said that during the current year, 80 cases of kidnapping were reported in Karachi, out of which 73 were recovered, four were murdered and three are still missing.
The Provincial Minister said that 18 women with foreign nationality were imprisoned in various jails of the province and out of them 8 have been convicted while cases of others were under process. Most of the cases of these women pertain to drug smuggling, he added.
During April 2007 and April 2009, police arrested 49 alleged terrorists in raids from various parts of Karachi, Mirza said.