Meanwhile, an report by intelligence agencies has revealed that political parties activists bailed out by courts in different targeted killing and criminal cases are involved in the fresh wave of target killings in Karachi. According to sources, as many as 450 activists of Awami National Party (ANP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Mohajir Qaumi Movement (MQM-H), Pakistan Sunni Tehrik (PST), both groups of Lyari gang war, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) banned sectarian groups and other have ‘disappeared’ after being freed on bail by different courts in criminal cases.
After the intelligence agencies report that the bailed out activists of different political parties and sectarian groups are involved in the fresh wave of violence in the city, the concerned authorities decided to take action against them.
After receiving directives from the high ups, the Karachi police have launched operation against such political workers and activists of secretarial groups and gang in different areas of the city. Police during raids in different areas of the city have arrested as many as 52 political parties workers for being involved in the ongoing wave of targeted killings.
Sources said that SHOs of different police stations have been directed to strictly monitor in their respective areas the activities of active workers of political parties and those who have been freed on bail in criminal cares.
Meanwhile, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik admitted that workers of ANP, MQM, PPP and other parties were involved in extortion and targeted killings in Karachi. He said that various groups were involved in the deteriorating law and order situation. He said that police and other law enforcement agencies have been ordered to take across the board action against the elements involved in criminal activities and targeted killings in Karachi.