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    Crackdown brings apparent lull in Karachi violence



    KARACHI: Rampant violence has terrorised Karachi in recent years, but the security crackdown seems to have brought a lull in the bloodshed.

    Kidnappings for ransom, sectarian attacks and gang warfare have spiralled since 2008, terrifying the city’s 18 million inhabitants and prompting tens of thousands of businessmen to flee to the safety of Punjab.

    Karachi claimed a grisly record last year as 2,124 people were murdered on its streets, according to the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC), the highest number since records began nearly 20 years ago.

    “The merciless killings have turned this ‘bride of cities’ into a city of ghosts and darkness,” said Tauseef Ahmed Khan, a political analyst, referring to Karachi’s Persian nickname.

    But an operation by police and paramilitary government Rangers in the city’s tangled maze of teeming streets, launched early September on the orders of the central government, seems to be having some positive effect.


    The CPLC said that in September 155 killings were reported – down from 280 in August. With a total of 2,058 murders up to the end of September 2013 it is on course to beat last year’s record, but the crackdown appears to have at least slowed the killings.

    Aftab Chunar, the head of the autopsy department of the city’s largest state-run Civil Hospital, told AFP that before the operation he was receiving 16 to 18 bodies a day. Now the figure has fallen to three or four.

    On the streets, there is relief.

    “After a long time there is a feel of normalcy in the city. Now it seems that criminals are on the run and I pray that the good old times return to the city,” said Aziz Rana, a 45-year-old bank worker.


    Under the military rule of general Pervez Musharraf, the murder rate hit a low of just 76 killings in 2003 before rising to 777 in 2008, when he was ousted.

    The figure shot up from 2010 onwards as criminal gangs backed by rival political parties grew in power and sectarian and ethnic violence swelled.

    Amir Ahmed Shaikh, until recently the police chief of southern Karachi, the worst affected part of the city, said gangsters had held Karachi to ransom.

    Extortion became a hugely lucrative source of earnings for the gangs, with one intelligence official telling AFP around $14 million a month was extorted in Karachi.

    Traders and businessmen are the ideal prey for the extortionists, and many have fled the city, which accounts for more than 40 percent of Pakistan’s GDP.

    “Some 40,000 to 45,000 traders and shopkeepers have migrated from Karachi to the Punjab province as their properties and lives both are not safe and secure here,” said Atiq Mir, chairman of Karachi Traders Alliance, a representative body of the city’s small to medium traders.

    The crackdown has seen Rangers use powerful motorbikes to chase suspects down the narrow, twisting streets which remained off-limits in previous missions using heavy vehicles.

    Hundreds of alleged target killers, extortionists and gangsters have been arrested since the start of the operation, Rangers and police say.

    Fateh Mohammad Burfat, professor of sociology and criminology at the state-run Karachi University, said the crackdown seemed to be working.

    “Peace seems to have returned to the city and the common man, after a long time, has breathed a sigh of relief ever since the operation began,” he said.

    “It is the neutrality of the operation which is key to its success and so far the police and rangers are executing the operation indiscriminately and with objectivity.”


    Others are not convinced the lull will last. Making arrests is one thing, but getting convictions is another.

    Police say more needs to be done to protect witnesses, currently too scared of reprisals to give evidence.

    Tauseef Ahmed Khan, a professor at Federal Urdu University in Karachi and a prominent newspaper columnist, said the real proof of the operation’s effectiveness would come with the Islamic holy month of Muharram, due to start in early November.

    “It seems artificial to me though there are some vital signs as they have arrested criminals even-handed,” professor Tauseef Ahmed Khan said.

    “But one would like to see how the month of Muharram passes and it would be a good litmus test of the ongoing operation.”

    Muharram, which culminates with Ashura, the holiest day in the Shia Muslim calendar when the faithful march to mourn the seventh-century killing of Imam Hussein, is frequently a flashpoint for sectarian violence.

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    Dear Karachi, you shall survive

    By Saad Shafqat
    Published: October 6, 2013


    The writer is a neurologist by profession. His novel Breath of Death — a medical thriller set in Karachi — was recently published by Chlorophyll

    Karachi, you beautiful, bold, brilliant thing. You possess the full range of human attributes, and then some. You have ambition and avarice, guilt and greed. You have pride, passion, pain, perseverance and pathos. You have drive and desire, danger and depression. You have history, culture, arts, music and entertainment. And you can cook up a storm and eat it too. You even have geography, Karachi. You have mountains to the west, the desert to the north, a river delta to the east. And to your south sits the sea and the salted evening breeze that comes with it. Karachi, you have nearly everything.

    The one thing you don’t have is peace. You are in perpetual chaos, suffering a chronic uncertainty and a restless urgency. Villains are roaming your streets, vultures are circling the air above you. There are vermin picking at your flesh, scratching you in the face, poking you in the eye. Karachi, you have been left bleeding and we are bleeding with you.

    People call you all sorts of names. They say you are unruly, unforgiving, unkempt, unrefined. They say you are lawless, crime-ridden, miserable and decrepit. They say you are deceitful and decadent. People are forever casting aspersions on your character. But these name-callers fail to understand you. They neglect the reality of your many tragedies, the sabotaging of your many hopes.

    Karachi, your reality is that you are suffering deeply. You are trapped in a trauma of torture and torment. You begin each day in agony and you end it in ignominy. With each new dawn, there are fresh kidnappings, renewed extortion and another wave of snatchings and muggings.

    This is not the time for us to push you away. This is the time for us to hold you close. At this most disturbing moment in your life, we must embrace you. We must pacify you, stroke your back, smooth your ruffled hair. You need our love, Karachi, not our venom and vitriol. This is the time when we must pour out our tenderness for you. We must open our hearts and let the warmth flow into your weapon-laden streets, into your drains and ditches stained with injustice, into your dwellings draped in dishonour, into your water reeking of tragedy, into your mud rancid with misfortune.

    Karachi, we cannot let you wither. You mean so much, in so many ways, to so many people. In 1947, you were home to less than half a million. Today that figure has swelled fifty-fold. Today, you are a fountain of wealth, an engine of business, a nexus of commerce. You are home to every stripe of Pakistani, speaking every language that the varied peoples of this nation speak. They have come from villages, towns and cities scattered across our blessed land. You have also attracted migrants from all corners of South Asia — India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and even Myanmar. Yes, many have left you too, but no matter how far they have gone, they still long for you.

    You are now the victim of your own success. Everybody wants a piece of your riches and they will go to great lengths for it. They will kill to claim your territory and taste your affluence. And they will do it by hook or by crook. They will metastasise into mafias and gangs. They will wield arms. They will think nothing of destroying peace and crushing the innocent. There is an enormity at stake, which sadly ensures that the dark forces will stop at nothing. This is a horrendous ordeal for you, Karachi, but it is not timeless. You are not the only city to be ensnared in a spasm of lawlessness and crime. History is witness that some of the finest metropolises of the world — London, Chicago, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Beirut — were, at one time, unlivable. The likes of London and Chicago reformed long ago, but in the case of Rio and Beirut, the transformation has been very recent. The lesson is that circumstances change. Geopolitical dynamics improve, laws get enshrined and implemented, and a stable political culture evolves. It’s been done before. Karachi, we know that you can do it too. We know that you will.


    Published in The Express Tribune, October 7th, 2013.

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    this is really sad as it is to imagine only that of many more would have been affected during the terror act there

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    reference to all these "arrests" I must remind everyone that these gangsters and terrorists will be out in no time, once the dust settles. they know it. our judiciary knows it and our rangers/ police knows it too.



    urge everyone to watch this video
    its few years old and about Karachi but so relevant.
    2 main characters are as follows

    a Police sub inspector and his daily routine
    an Edhi Ambulance driver



    2 hard hitting moments in the program

    the ambulance driver said that he has seen so much death that eys ran out of tears long ago and he couldnt cry on the death of his mother

    the police inspector showed what he could do and couldnt do and said that when the gangsters see that they cant escape then they willingly surrender knowing too well that they will be freed for sure


    the program is from UK channel 4 documentary series called unreported world. and the program is called "defenders of Karachi"




    following is another link

    http://www.channel4.com/programmes/u...f-karachi-2011
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    What is Karachi like?

    By Ferya Ilyas Published: October 9, 2013


    Karachi symbolises love and compassion mixed with endurance and peace.

    Karachi is to Pakistan what Pakistan is to the rest of the world – a place of contradictions! It is a really difficult task when one has to explain this city to a person who has only been exposed to it via the media.

    However, deep down, I enjoy this task.

    So on one Friday morning when there was not much work to do, I received a question from an anonymous blogger asking:

    What is Karachi like?

    Instead of sending a brief textual reply, I did this:

    Karachi is humorous.


    Karachi is serious,


    Yet it knows how to smile.


    Karachi is cheap,


    Yet it is fancy.


    Karachi is conservative,


    Yet it is open minded.


    Karachi is orthodox,


    Yet it is contemporary.


    Karachi is dirty,


    Yet it is beautiful.


    Karachi is crowded,

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    Yet it is peaceful.


    Karachi is backward,


    Yet it is modern.


    Karachi is dangerous,


    Yet it is safe.


    Karachi is old,


    Yet it is new.


    Karachi is all sorts of things!

    Karachi is love.



    Karachi is compassion.


    Karachi is endurance.


    Karachi is so many things that I can go on forever!

    The city of lights has a roller coaster journey for anyone who wants to explore this metropolis and all its contrasting beauty.

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    8 foreign spy agencies funding Karachi terrorists

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    KARACHI: Though the workforce of terrorists, target killers and extortionists locally produced through ethnic, sectarian groups and political parties, highly reliable intelligence sources said around eight international spy agencies are providing direct financial support to the killers and terrorists in Karachi. Three of these agencies are working under the supervision of neighboring country and arch rival of Pakistan, India, which is also supporting terrorism in troubled Balochistan.
    Although these intelligence agencies have different purposes there common goal is to disturb peace of the commercial capital of Pakistan. The spy agencies controlled by India want to create yet another front in Karachi for Pakistan Army after the deployment of large force on western border. Sources said this sole purpose distinguish three agencies under Indian control from other fives. According to information forwarded by different Pakistani spy agencies to the Interior ministry the enemies\\\\\\\' agencies may retaliate to the ongoing targeted operation in the port city in order to take the situation to a level where the army would have to come to Karachi. The interior ministry has also been advised to tighten the security of Rangers and Police officials playing leading role in Karachi operation due to possible life attacks on them for bringing the morale of law enforcers down. Sources said available information suggests that TDS group of Indian army has not only planned vast scale bloodshed in Karachi but the relief activities may also be come under target.

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    Rangers ‘raid’ Nine Zero

    KARACHI - Panic spread across the metropolis as heavy contingent of rangers cordoned off the MQM’s headquarter Nine Zero on Monday evening.

    They made videos through multi storey buildings but no arrest had been made. Heavy contingent of rangers cordoned off the block 8, Azizabad where MQM headquarter has also been located. Rangers removed the barriers of various lanes erected for the security of Nine Zero. Rangers stick down the entry and exit points and visited various organisational departments. Ranger’s spokesperson Major Sibtain while talking to The Nation termed the raid as routine patrolling.

    “It was the matter of routine patrolling as rangers doing in other areas and we don’t have intention to raid the Nine Zero,” said spokesperson. “They came to visit for security of Nine Zero and it was a matter of routine patrolling,” said MQM leader Aminul Haq.
    Meanwhile, law enforcers claimed to have arrested 218 suspects in targeted operation continued in the City. Rangers claimed to have arrested three political activists during a targeted raid in PIB Colony area of Jamshaid Quarter. The suspects were later shifted to undisclosed location for further interrogation. They were not handed over to the police till the filing of this report. According to sources, the suspects were identified as Ali, Naeem and Arif Mama. They were associated with the MQM’s PIB Colony sector.

    Similarly, rangers also conducted targeted raid in Bakra Piri area of Lyari. During the raid, it picked up around half dozen suspects, including three alleged gangsters and shifted them to undisclosed location. Separately, three more criminals were apprehended during a targeted raid conducted by Surjani police in Kaniz Fatima Society. According to police officials, the suspects were involved in a number of cases of street crimes, adding the weapons were also recovered from their possession.

    In another raid, around half dozen criminals were also detained from AB Seena Line in Lines Area after an exchange of fire. The encounter took place when the police conducted a raid at a hideout of criminals on a tip-off. The criminals opened fire on the police. Police retaliated and managed to arrest six of them. Police officials also claimed to have recovered a huge cache of weapons and a security guard’s uniform from their hideout. On the other hand, Sindh Rangers has conducted targeted raids in Kalakot, Baghdadi, Chakiwara, Old Haji Camp, Usmanabad, Behar Colony, Yadgar Fish Jamshed Road, Liaquatabad, Pak Colony, Gulshan-e-Ghazi, Shah Latif town, Manghopir, Jacob Lines, Shah Faisal Colony, Model Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, North Nazimabad, Rizvia and Huma Heights areas. Snap checking was also carried out in Kali Pahari area.

    Rangers spokesperson said 23 hardened criminals had also been arrested. Weapons, including SMGs, rifles and mixed ammo were also recovered. Meanwhile, Karachi Police claimed to have apprehended 177 criminals, including 76 absconders, 19 robbers, two murderers and five extortionists.

    Five criminals were held under Terrorism Act, 23 under narcotics ordinance and 27 under arms ordinance.

    According to Sindh Police’s spokesperson, 55 illicit arms, two grenades and narcotics were also recovered.

    http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-ne...raid-nine-zero

    Karachi operation: Police claim arresting 97 suspects



    KARACHI: Rangers personnel on Tuesday arrested 23 suspects during targeted operations in different parts of Karachi whereas police claim to have arrested 97 suspects in the past 24 hours, DawnNews reported.

    Operations were conducted in Lyari, Purana Haji Camp, Usmanabad, Bihar Colony, Jamshed Road, Liaquatabad, Pak Colony, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, North Nazimabad and other areas.

    According to a Rangers' spokesperson, the arrested suspects were affiliated with political parties and some had links with gang wars. Moreover, sub-machine guns (SMGs), rifles and other weapons were also recovered from the suspects during the raids.

    Separately, police personnel captured two suspects near the Super Highway's wholesale vegetable market (sabzi mandi), and also recovered a stolen car from their possession.

    Police moreover claimed arresting 97 other suspects in the past 24 hours during targeted operations in different parts of the city. Some of the suspects included wanted criminals.

    Meanwhile, a man was killed during firing at Lyari's Ath Chowk. According to police, the killing was of a sectarian nature.

    Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism. Targeted operations led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police are ongoing in the city under a directive issued by the federal government against criminals already identified by federal, military and civilian agencies.

    http://dawn.com/news/1048285/karachi...ng-97-suspects

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    Rangers arrest 16 more in Karachi targeted operation

    KARACHI: Rangers forces claim to have arrested another 16 alleged criminals in Karachi in targeted operations conducted on Wednesday.

    According to DawnNews, the paramilitary personnel carried out raids in Bilal Colony, Landhi, Liaquatabad, Jackson, Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Clifton and other areas during the first day of Eidul Azha.

    DG Rangers Maj Gen Rizwan Akhtar also inspected security arrangements in sensitive areas of the metropolis.

    According to reports, police in the south zone has also arrested 41 suspected criminals, including 14 escaped convicts, in raids carried out during the past 24 hours.

    Police claim to have also recovered five pistols, two rifles and three hand grenades as well as narcotics from the arrested suspects.

    http://www.dawn.com/news/1050101/ran...eted-operation

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    Karachi operation: Rangers, police arrest 60 suspects



    KARACHI: Rangers' personnel arrested 16 suspects Friday during targeted operations in different parts of Karachi while the East and West Zone police arrested 44 suspects in the past 24 hours, DawnNews reported.

    The arrested suspects were guilty of various crimes. Security forces' personnel moreover confiscated weapons and explosives from the suspects during the raids.

    Targeted operations were conducted by security men in Alfalah, Fakir Colony, Jehangirabad, Nazimabad and Garden areas of the city.

    Separately, the East Zone police arrested 16 suspects over the past 24 hours. The arrested persons were said to be involved in various crimes.

    According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Munir Sheikh, security forces' personnel also confiscated drugs, weapons and explosives from the suspects.

    Meanwhile, the West Zone police also arrested 28 other suspects in the past 24 hours.

    According to DIG Javed Lodho, the arrested suspects included fugitives, along with other wanted criminals.

    Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism. Targeted operations led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police are ongoing in the city under a directive issued by the federal government against criminals already identified by federal, military and civilian agencies.

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    Over 100 suspects arrested during Karachi raids



    KARACHI: Rangers and police personnel Tuesday arrested more than 100 suspects during targeted operations in different parts of Karachi, DawnNews reported.

    Rangers' personnel carried out targeted operations in the areas of Bhittai Colony, Madhu Goth, Khadda Market, Baldia Town, North Nazimabad, Orangi Town, Malir and Landhi, etc.

    Security forces' personnel arrested target killers involved in gang wars, with links to political parties, along with 29 other suspects involved in various crimes. Security men moreover recovered weapons from the suspects during the raids.

    Meanwhile, the city's Maripur police also arrested three suspects involved in killing more than 50 people.

    Separately, the city's West and South Zone police arrested 90 suspects, including 24 fugitives, in the past 24 hours. They also seized weapons and drugs from the arrested persons.

    Karachi, the largest metropolitan city of Pakistan, is riddled with targeted killings, gang wars, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism. Targeted operations led by Rangers’ forces with the support of police are ongoing in the city under a directive issued by the federal government against criminals already identified by federal, military and civilian agencies.


    http://www.dawn.com/news/1051047/ove...-karachi-raids

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    Great to see Karachi my city being cleaned out

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    Karachi: Hitting The Police

    On October 9, 2013, four Policemen were killed in two separate incidents of target killing in Karachi, the provincial capital of Pakistan’s Sindh Province. The Station House Officer (SHO) of the Sir Syed Police Station, Syed Irfan Haider, and Station Investigation Officer (SIO) of New Karachi Police Station, Shahbaz Ali, were shot dead in the jurisdictions of the Sir Syed Police Station. In another incident of target killing on the same day, two Policemen, identified as Amir Khan (48) and Shabbir Alam (35), were shot dead at a Police post at Ismaili Apartment in the Metroville area of the Sindh Industrial Trading Estate (SITE).

    On September 14, 2013, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mumtaz Ali Shah was killed near Model Colony in the Malir Cantonment area. Police said that DSP Ali Shah had earlier received threats from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP).

    Indeed, Sindh Police spokesperson Moizuddin Pirzada disclosed, on October 10, 2013, that at least 138 Policeman had lost their lives in Karachi in the ongoing targeted operations against ‘criminals’ (target killers, extortionists and kidnappers) that was launched on September 7, 2013. The victims included two DSPs, three Inspectors, 13 Sub-Inspectors (SIs), 16 Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs), 26 Head Constables and 78 Constables. More than 162 Policemen have also sustained injuries during these operations. He added that the reaction to the operation was not limited to Karachi alone, as around 16 Policemen had lost their lives and another 31 sustained injuries in other parts of the Province.

    The Police spokesperson further stated that the Police had arrested 4741 ‘criminals’, including, 57 target killers, and recovered 1,209 arms and 52 bombs. The Police spokesperson did not, however, mention how many ‘criminals’ were killed during this period. According to partial data compiled by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), however, at least 29 ‘criminals’ and terrorists have been killed in Karachi during this period.

    The ‘criminals’ killed/arrested belonged to the Pakistan Amn Committee (PAC) and the Lyari Gang. Those killed/arrested also included cadres of the TTP, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), Ahl-e-Sunnat Wal Jama’at (ASWJ, earlier known as SSP), Sunni Tehreek (ST), Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) and Jundullah. TTP’s urban mobility and survival in the metropolitan landscape suggest its insidious alliance with local criminal groupings and other sectarian-terrorist outfits. Confirming the linkages, an unnamed official in the Police Department disclosed in 2011, “There are definite signs of some connectivity in Karachi between local criminal gangs and some religious extremist groups with Taliban (TTP) who are well organised and this could be the reason for the upsurge in violence in the city.”

    Karachi has, in fact, witnessed numerous such operations in past. Each of these, however, failed to stem the blood bath that Pakistan’s commercial capital has been witnessing since 2010. According to partial data compiled by SATP, Karachi has recorded at least 5,073 fatalities, including 4,245 civilians, 467 terrorists/criminals and 361 SF personnel since 2010. In 2013, Karachi has already recorded at least 1,339 fatalities, including 1,094 civilians, 124 terrorists/criminals and 121 SFs (data till October 20, 2013).

    n the meantime, an Army soldier was killed at Kachal along the LoC in the Keran Sector as the Army foiled an infiltration bid by terrorists in the night of October 10, 2013.

    More worryingly, in the aftermath of such past operations, the Policemen involved have been selectively targeted. Significantly, on October 7, 2011, the Supreme Court had issued orders to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Sindh, Mushtaq Shah, to report in a month on the disappearance or murders of all Policemen who took part in the Karachi operations of 1992 and 1996. “[The Police] are conscious of the fact that so many [of them] who took part in the operations of 1992 and 1996 have disappeared or have been eliminated,” the Court observed. The Court agreed with assessments provided during the hearings of suo motu proceedings into Karachi’s violence that about 30 to 40 per cent of Police officers were ‘non-cooperative’, not just because of political appointments but also because of fear. They are punished for doing their duty if it runs counter to the political objectives of the party in power, on the one hand, and on the other, they are afraid of being shot by the men they have apprehended or by their associates. The Court had taken suo motu notice of violence in Karachi. The Sindh Police authorities later came up with a list of 157 Policemen who took part in the 1990s ‘Karachi operations’ and were assassinated one by one in different parts of the city. Finally, on October 25, 2012, the IGP Mushtaq Shah informed the Supreme Court that 254 Policemen who took part in the operations of 1992 and 1996 had been killed.

    An unnamed former Police officer, who reportedly had played an important role in Operation Clean-up, launched in 1992, claimed in a media interview that he was one of the few survivors, as all his men, who took part in that action, had been targeted and killed one by one. “We lost most of our men from 2000 to 2004. The second period was during 2006 and 2008 and then again from 2008 to 2009. They killed with impunity. Only a few of us who spearheaded Operation Clean-up are now alive, but under the threat of elimination,” he said, adding that if they too were killed, no one in the entire Force would ever even think of cleansing Karachi of terrorists.

    Operation Clean-up was launched on June 19, 1992, by the then Nawaz Sharif Government, with additional assistance from the Pakistan Army, led, at that time, by General Asif Nawaz Janjua, and other security agencies, including the Intelligence Bureau, which was then headed by Brigadier Imtiaz Ahmed alias Imtiaz Billa. The objective was to cleanse the city of ‘anti-social elements’. However, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain criticised the operation as state-terrorism and extra-judicial killings, and blamed Nawaz Sharif for the killing of 15,000 people in Karachi and the forced disappearances of ‘thousands’ of his workers. The Army ‘concluded’ Operation Clean-up on August 16, 1994. However, the Operation was re-launched, when the Benazir Bhutto-led Government came to power in 1996.

    Apart from Policemen, other wings of the Security Forces involved in fighting ‘crime’ in Karachi have also been targeted with impunity. A July 2013 report noted that, other than Policemen, eight Pakistan Rangers were also killed in 2013.

    Some of the major attacks (each involving three or more fatalities) targeting SFs in 2013, include the following:

    August 15: Three Policemen, including a DSP, Qasim Ghauri, were killed, and another three Policemen were injured during an encounter near Safari Park in Gulshan Town.

    August 2: At least four Policemen were shot dead by unidentified militants near a bridge located at Bagh-e-Korangi area in the Shah Faisal Town of Karachi.

    June 9: At least three Policemen were killed in an attack on a Police vehicle in the Patel Para area of Karachi.

    April 4: Four paramilitary soldiers were killed and three others were injured in a bomb blast near the paramilitary complex in the Korangi area of Karachi. The TTP claimed responsibility for the attack.

    March 3: Four Policemen were killed when unidentified assailants attacked a Police check post on the Superhighway in Karachi.

    January 24: Quaidabad DSP Kamal Khan Mangan and ASI Akbar Hussain were among four persons killed in a span of several minutes in the Sherpao Colony of the Landhi area in Karachi. Another 12 persons, including five Policemen, were injured in the attack. A low-intensity bomb exploded in a garbage dump and when Police officers gathered there to investigate the incident, the second explosion took place and caused the casualties.

    The systematic targeting and assassination of large numbers of SF personnel, primarily Policemen, is a part of the escalating dynamic of violence in Karachi. It is certain to affect the morale of the SFs engaged in counter insurgency operations which have been launched substantially with political motives, and that are bound to fail again, as they have in the past.

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    So far over 2000 arrests made. Wonder how many are still in prison. Whats the point if all we are doing is releasing them back into the community?
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    Pak: 11 killed in Karachi violence

    KARACHI: At least 11 people have been killed in gunbattles between rival criminal gangs and law enforcement agencies in the last 24 hours in Pakistan's largest city.

    Additional IG police, Shahid Hayat said that four criminals died in exchange of fire with paramilitary rangers and police yesterday in the crime-infested area of Lyari.

    "The rest of those killed have died as a result of gunfire between rival criminal gangs in different parts of Lyari," he said.

    Hayat said a woman was also killed in Sangho area in a hand grenade attack late night.

    The clashes between the gangs of notorious criminals, Uzair Baloch and Baba Ladla erupted after the killing of Zafar Baloch, a local leader of the Peoples Party.

    The government has declared a bounty for both criminals who have also been declared as absconders by the courts.

    Sources said police and the rangers were preparing for a joint operation in the affected parts of Lyari.

    Lyari, one of the oldest areas of Karachi, has in recent years been hit hard by violence and is virtually ruled by criminal gangs who have affiliations with political parties.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/w...w/24774774.cms

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    We will release them after some good news arrested.

    Targeted operation, raids: TTP affiliate killed in encounter, 94 criminals arrested



    KARACHI: An alleged member of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) was reportedly killed in an encounter between TTP members and the Rangers in Ijtamah Gah Road.

    It happened at the same place where on October 10 three suicide bombers had died in premature blasts while they were moving towards their target near Orangi Town’s Ijtamah Gah (religious gathering spot).

    “We had some leads over the case and as we reached the spot, the TTP men opened indiscriminate firing at us,” said a Rangers official.

    “Thanks to Allah, our men remained safe in the attack, however, our jawans also fired back and one TTP member was wounded, and who later succumbed to his injuries.”

    A large number of rangers came to the site and conducted the operation, however, most of the culprits had already escaped under the cover of firing.

    Separately, Rangers claimed that they apprehended 63 alleged criminals including Lyari gangsters and criminals affiliated with political groups. According to a Rangers’ spokesperson, the arrests were made during targeted raids in various parts of the city.

    The spokesperson said the detained suspects were involved in heinous crimes and had in total yielded 162 weapons of different caliber, including sub machineguns (SMGs), rifles, hand grenades, mixed ammunition and a large quantity of narcotics were also seized from their possession.

    In another operation in Metroville, the Rangers sealed all entry and exit points were sealed. At least 13 criminals wanted in numerous cases were arrested and more than 125 weapons such as SMGs, rifles, shotguns and a large quantity of mixed ammunitions seized.

    In another raid, three alleged target killers were apprehended during a targeted raid in block 5 of Gulshan-e-Iqbal.

    Police sources said the raid was conducted upon information provided by already arrested target killers, Farooq, Salman and Babar.

    One woman, namely Sonia, was also detained during the raid. One Kalashnikov, two .222 rifles and 9mm pistol were also seized.

    The detained suspects were wanted to the New Karachi and Surjani police in various cases of crime and were hiding at the residence of a notorious land grabber, Asif Lania.


    Separately, two political workers Kashif and Faisal Naseer, were apprehended during two separate targeted raids conducted by Rangers and police in Moosa Colony of Gulberg and Shamsi Society of Malir.

    The suspects were believed to be involved in target killing cases and were shifted to an undisclosed location for further questioning.

    Meanwhile, District East police claimed that they apprehended 21 suspects including six absconders and found four pistols, one dagger, one stolen truck, a stolen cell phone and drugs.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/623269/t...nals-arrested/

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    Re: Rangers arrest 16 more in Karachi targeted operation

    Lets hope these rascals kill each other

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    Karachi is gradually been cleaned out. This is coming of the end I hope

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    Karachi operation: first phase completed, says Nisar



    ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told the Senate that the first phase of the Karachi operation was complete, Express News reported on Thursday.

    He said that 9119 people were arrested in the city and he had been monitoring the operation on a day-to-day basis. The Karachi operation began on September 7.

    Nisar added that in the next phase of the operation no area in Karachi would be classified as a ‘no go’ area.

    He said that many suspects had claimed to belong to political parties to evade arrest, but the parties had not confirmed their affiliation with them. There were also instances when suspects belonging to political parties were arrested.

    One high profile case from the operation was the arrest of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and former MPA Nadeem Hashmi. Hashmi was arrested in September during a raid at his residence. He was released later that month.

    In his address to the Senate, Nisar also announced plans to visit Karachi in the next few days.

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/628532/k...ed-says-nisar/

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    Re: Karachi operation: first phase completed, says Nisar

    The man just looks "peculiar" - something just not right about him


    He said that many suspects had claimed to belong to political parties to evade arrest, but the parties had not confirmed their affiliation with them. There were also instances when suspects belonging to political parties were arrested.

    One high profile case from the operation was the arrest of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and former MPA Nadeem Hashmi. Hashmi was arrested in September during a raid at his residence. He was released later that month.


    I hope forum members will take note of Armed Politics, usually a opening phase of a civil war - and the fact that prosecutions do not follow these arrests ensures that many such operations will have to be undertaken till they cannot be undertaken.

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