KARACHI - Law enforcement agencies carried out various targeted operations in the city and claimed to have arrested over 100 suspects including target killers and extortionists.

According to details, city police carried out 83 raids in various localities of the metropolis and arrested accused including operatives of drug mafia, extortionists and others involved in various other criminal activities. Police said they also recovered at least 19 weapons while further investigations are underway.

On the other side, the Rangers also claimed to have arrested 25 people involved in different criminal activities. The accused included seven target killers and four members of extortion mafia. The Rangers said several weapons have also been recovered from the accused. The Rangers conducted raids in Gulberg, Korangi, Gulshan-e-Gazi, Sultanabad, Liaquatbad, Manzoor Colony and MA Jinnah Road.

Earlier, the Ranger booked 34 other criminals and recovered weapons from them. It is worth mentioning here police and Rangers have yet to start a large scale operation in prominent no-go areas including Lyari, Saeedabad, Orangi Town, Pirabad, Mangopir, Sohrab Goth, Sachal Goth, Shah Latif Town and Sherpao Colony where crime rate remains on the surge.

Meanwhile, a situation of panic prevailed in Kharadar after a hand-grenade was found in the area. Being informed, a police team rushed to the spot and shops were closed to avoid any untoward incident. Extra contingent of law enforces were called in and the area was cordoned off. A team of BDS experts reached there for inspection and warned the people to stay from the explosive.

After inspection, the BDS experts told that it was misfired Russian-made hand-grenade and could exploded at any time. Later, the BDS team covered the grenade under a pile of cement bags, sand and gravel and managed to explode it through a command control electric system from around 100 meters distance.

Police registered a case against unidentified persons and kicked off further investigation in this regard.

Separately, a man was crushed to death in a road mishap at Gulshan-e-Hadeed’s Link Road. The deceased was identified as 47-year-old Mohammad Hussain. According to police, Hussain was on his way in his vehicle when he was hit by a container from the back. His vehicle was pressed against another container ahead of him. His body was later recovered with the help of a crane after passage of two hours. No case has been registered.

‘US behind terror in Muslim world’: Arrangements for “Solidarity Egypt and Syria March”, being organised by the Jamaat-e-Islami on September 8, are in full swing. JI chief Munawwar Hassan would lead the march to be taken out from Mazar-e-Quaid to Tibet Centre.

In this regard, scores of JI workers on Friday staged protests outside various mosques in favour of innocent people of Egypt and Syria. A number of publicity camps have also been installed in various parts of the city, asking the people to take part in the march. Addressing the protesters, the JI leaders delivered speeches, highlighting brutality of the Egyptian Army on its people.

Meanwhile, JI Karachi chief Muhammad Hussain Mehanti along with other leaders visited a publicity camp established in Numaish Chowrangi. Speaking on the occasion, Mehanti said Muslim Ummah is passing through a critical juncture and unity is the need of the hour. He said the western powers, who have illegal control on Palestine, Baitul Maqdis, Iraq and Afghanistan, are now attempting to rein in Egypt, Syria and Iran through their nefarious designs. He further said Egyptian Army General Sisi, assisted by the US, carried out brutal military crackdown.

“Despite there is no evidence of using chemical weapons in Syria, the US is persistent to wag war on an Islamic country,” he said adding the whole Muslim community should stand united to get their protest registered against the possible American attack.