KARACHI - The Rangers Sindh seized a huge cache of heavy arms during a raid here on Sunday.

The raid was conducted in Landhi area of the city where arms were buried in Inami Ground. The arms include Light Machine Guns, G-3 Rifles, Sub-Machine Guns, hand grenades and large number of cartridges. It was not immediately clear whether any arrests were made. The paramilitary force has been carrying out a drive against criminal elements and militants in the city for three years.

The operation is being jointly conducted by the Rangers and police, which has brought a lull in political and sectarian violence that devoured thousands of people in the commercial hub of the country.

Separately, nine suspects including two terrorists of a banned outfit were arrested during search operations by the CTD and police in different areas here.

On tip-off, the Counter-terrorism Department (CTD) raided at a hideout in Islam Chowk area of Orangi Town and arrested two terrorists. The detainees were identified as Naik Din and Mohammad Akbar who were affiliated with banned TTP and Laskar-e-Jhangvi outfits. The detainees were involved in various terrorism activities and firing incidents in Karachi city.

Meanwhile, police raided at a hideout in Malir Model Colony and arrested seven suspected persons. Police claimed to have recovered weapons, stolen motorcycle from suspects’ possession.

Meanwhile, Coastal Command Navy rescued 13 fishermen near Karachi shipyard. A ship carrying 13 fishermen overturned and Coastal Command Navy was immediately informed about the incident. Rescue operation was launched and rescued 13 fishermen. The fishermen are said to be in stable condition.

SECURITY PLAN

FOR RAMAZAN

More than 12,000 police personnel will be deputed at the mosques during prayer timings to perform security duties as Karachi police have released security plan for the month of Ramazan.

According to the security plan, as many as 2,800 police officers and personnel will perform duties in the East Zone for the protection of prayers, while 53 mobiles and 17 motorcycles will be patrolling the areas for snap checking.

On the other hand, as many as 4,300 police officers and personnel will perform duties in the West Zone for the protection of mosques, while 20 mobiles and 50 motorcycles will be patrolling the areas for snap checking.

Meanwhile, as many as 5,800 police officers and personnel will perform duties in the South Zone for the protection of mosques, while 52 mobiles and 70 motorcycles will be patrolling the areas for snap checking.

Sindh IG AD Khawaja said that the security mechanism will be made foolproof to ensure safety of life and property of the people.