KARACHI - As many as 34 dengue cases have been reported in Karachi since January 1. According to the Provincial Dengue Surveillance Cell (PDSC), out of the total 34 patients, 17 were admitted to various hospitals and discharged after treatment. The PDSC has asked the masses to adopt precautionary measures to avoid the fatal mosquito-borne disease.

16 accused held: The Karachi police in their drive against criminals, arrested 16 accused from various areas of the city during the past 24 hours.

A statement on Tuesday said that seven pistols and seven mobile phones also recovered from the possession of the accused. The police have busted two gangs of the dacoits during the period and an encounter also took place with the criminals, the statement added.

It said that the police have registered cases against the accused and started investigation.