RAMZAN CHANDIO and Mansoor Khan KARACHI - The Sindh government on Tuesday conferred police powers to the Frontier Constabulary (FC) which will remain in reserve and their services shall be utilised as per requirement in the city. The Rangers and police have been directed to proceed in the troubled areas and not to spare any individual or group whatever influence or association they claim with any political party. The decision was taken at a high level meeting jointly chaired by the Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik here at CM House. It was decided to deal the criminals and terrorists with iron hands, and accordingly, the Rangers and police have been directed to precede their actions based on real time intelligence without discrimination. Sindh Chief Minister discussed in detail, the overall deteriorating law and order situation in some of the areas of Karachi and directed the police, Rangers and other law enforcement agencies to make concerted efforts to curb the activities of criminals, anti-state elements and terrorists, who wanted to destabilise the country particularly the Sindh province. Qaim added that with joint efforts, the criminals will be eliminated soon, for which prompt strategy should be followed. Inspector General of Sindh Police Wajid Ali Durrani gave a detailed presentation, and it was appreciated that 91 target killers had been arrested, who had admitted 191 murders so far and the police expected more results and more arrests, after interrogation of the target killers in custody. It was noted in the meeting that recent wave of violence had been engineered by the enemies of the country based on ethnicity being used by various criminal elements operating in various areas. It was also noted with grave concern that some of the criminals were using the umbrella of some political parties and police had been directed to verify their claims for having their association with various political parties. It was decided that DIGs/ SSPs would pay visit to the police stations twice a week and submit report to the Sindh IGP. The working of each SHO would be under scrutiny. IGP would submit reports to the Sindh Chief Minister and Home Minister regarding performance of SSPs, DSPs and SHOs. At the same time, it was decided that those who would show excellent performance would be declared model police stations and the concerned SHOs and his team shall be rewarded suitably. A reward of Rs five million was announced to those who would identify any target killer and anybody supplying photographs, video of any target killer shall be rewarded with Rs 10 million and his identity shall be kept in secret. It was decided that local police shall interact with the community and report the progress to the IGP periodically while the intelligence network has been enhanced in Karachi in the troubled areas. The Sindh Chief Minister and federal interior minister appealed to the leadership of all the political parties to come forward to help the law enforcers to bring peace in Karachi and play their role. The meeting was attended by Sindh Home Minister Manzoor Hussain Wasan, Sindh Chief Secretary Raja Muhammad Abbas, IGP Wajid Ali Durrani, Acting Director General Rangers Sindh, Brig Zafar Iqbal, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Waseem Ahmed, Additional IG Karachi Saud Mirza and others. Agencies add: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Tuesday promised with the people of Karachi a strict action against criminals and said peace would be restored in the city within two days. Talking to media persons here, he urged citizens of the provincial metropolis to remain calm and the government would not disappoint them. He said now people would see the government action against miscreants. Malik said that the government has decided to take strict measures against offenders on information of intelligence agencies. He said that some handful elements wanted to create unrest in the city but their nefarious designed would be foiled. The minister confirmed that at least 26 people, including women, were killed in Karachi on Monday and 18 of them were killed in target killing incidents. He said that land mafias were also involved in creating unrest in the city. Now the government will not tolerate any violence in Karachi. I promise with the people to restore peace and control worsening law and order situation in Karachi within two days, Rehman Malik said. He also warned miscreants that action against them would be taken and they would be punished. Malik said the law enforcement agencies maintained peace at Katti Pahari on his direction. He said the miscreants were using weapons made by foreigners for killing the innocent people in Karachi He informed the media persons that he had issued directives regarding aerial surveillance of the city. Malik said he had ordered for surveillance planes to be brought to Karachi for locating and weeding out the ever-allusive target killers, who have let loose a reign of terror and bloodshed in the city. Earlier, President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani directed Interior Minister Rehman Malik to reach Karachi and work for the betterment of law and order situation in the provincial metropolis. Staff Reporter adds: Eight more people were gunned down on Tuesday in the ongoing violence in the provincial metropolis as death toll reached 38 since Monday. According to details, only in the month of July more than 300 people were gunned down and several others wounded while property worth millions was gutted including over 100 motorbikes of factory workers. Authorities claimed to have posted 1,000 troops of Frontier Constabulary (FC),and directed Rangers to conduct search against the criminal elements. Sources privy to the matter disclosed that police officers got the list of political workers and built several new check-posts across the City. Police stated that West and East zones of the City were highly volatile including Orangi Town, Lyari, Landhi, Malir, Surjani Town and Gulistan-e-Jauhar. It is pertinent to mention here that law-enforcers conducted search drive in several troubled areas but were unable to the arrest the criminal elements sabotaging the law and order situation. Eight more people became victim of the current violent turmoil on Tuesday. The victims included two activists of PPP who were targeted at University Road. The killed PPP workers including Waqar and Naeem were shot dead while Adnan, Waqas and Faisal were injured when armed men showered bullets on a red car at Gulshan-i-Iqbal in the limits of Aziz Bhatti police station. Police said the victims were on a car bearing registration no. AKH-811, when armed men on motorbikes targeted the car near Federal Urdu University of Science and Technology. Resultantly, five of them sustained bullet wounds and shifted to nearest private hospital. Doctors pronounced the death of 24-year-old Waqar alias Atif and Naeem alias Jano. Police shifted their bodies to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for post-mortem. Police registered FIR No 470/11 against unidentified attackers. A heavy contingent of law-enforcers deputed in different affected areas to avoid any untoward incident. On the other side, police found two more gunny bag bodies from Northern Bypass near Sui Southern Gas Office. Police said both victims had several torture marks and they received bullets on their heads. Police said that culprits threw their bodies after kidnapping and torture. Police shifted their bodies JPMC for post mortem and late moved to morgue for identification. Similarly, two other gunny bag bodies were found from Islam Nagar, Ansari Muhalla, Orangi Town, in the precincts of Iqbal Market police station. The bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for legal formalities and later moved to morgue for identification. In another incident, police found a body of man from the trunk of a car in Old Golimar in the limits of Rizvia police station. SHO Masroor Ejaz said police found a suspicious car parked at Old Golimar. Police searched the car and found a body of a man. The victim received one bullet on his head and appears to be Pakhtun speaking. Another man Farhan Baloch, son of Ghulam Hussain was gunned down in a drive-by shooting near Safora Chowrangi in Sacchal police limits.