KARACHI - The city police on Tuesday sent a list of wanted criminals to the provincial home ministry, asking it to consider bounty on their heads.

According to police sources, the list was prepared by various police stations of Lyari. As many as 40 gangsters of Lyari wanted in numerous criminal cases, especially murders, have been named on the list. The names of Lyari’s notorious gangsters Mullah Nisar, Wasiullah Lakho, Ayaz Zehri and Agha Shaukat are on the list of the criminals. Police have proposed R300,000 to Rs1 million bounty on their heads.

It is worth mentioning here that notorious Lyari gangsters Noor Muhammad aka Baba Ladla, Ustad Taju, Ghaffar Zikri, Rashid aka Rekha and many others remain at large. Police sources said that top most gangsters managed to flee abroad during the Karachi operation. Police quoted intelligence reports as saying that Baba Ladla managed to flee to Iran, while Taju is hiding in the Middle East. Police officials pointed out that these gangsters fled the country amid the Karachi operation.

They were ruling the District South between 2009 and 2013 and killed hundreds of people. They contributed to more than 75 percent of crimes in these four years. Several people were killed in gang wars and targeted attacks and many others were killed for refusing to meet extortionists’ demands.

Police sources said those who were killed in alleged encounters were petty criminals associated with various gangs.

KDA official held for

illegal land transfer

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday arrested an officer of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) for his alleged involvement in china-cutting.

Accused Muhammad Shakir aka Langra, son of Muhammad Shafi, was taken into custody during a raid in Federal B Area.

According to NAB Karachi spokesperson, the accused is nominated in a reference (46/2016) along with 14 other KDA officers and private persons for illegal allotment of plots and china-cutting in Surjani Town.

The spokesperson said that Shakir, in his capacity as DDO (Shifting), KDA, was charged with illegal allotment and transfer of files. He allegedly created 281 residential plots on 14 amenity areas of Surjani Town and took millions of rupees in bribe. These plots were later sold to private people, causing the national exchequer a loss of Rs168 million, he added.