KARACHI  - Police claimed to have arrested a suspect who allegedly tried to abduct female anti-polio workers.

Police claimed to have apprehended a suspect for allegedly trying to abduct and threatening the female anti-polio workers in the city. The accused identified as Nazeer was apprehended on the complaint of a female anti-polio worker, Naseeba, in Ahsanabad area of Sohrab Goth. Ahsanabad police post in-charge Mairaj Anwar said the accused tried to kidnap the female anti-polio workers, Naseeba and Ayesha on gunpoint and also threatened to kill them if they will continue to be a part of the anti-polio campaign. The officer said the suspect’s companion, however, was managed to escape.

Police were trying to verify their affiliations with the militant outfit. A case has been registered and further investigation was underway.

Separately, Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) claimed to have foiled a smuggling bid from Karachi to abroad and recovered drugs during a raid at the port on Saturday. The ANF officials said they intercepted a container carrying salt from Karachi port to Malaysia on a tip-off and recovered over 20 kilogrammes top quality heroin. The ANF spokesperson said the worth of heroin recovered was in millions of dollars in the international market. The heroin was intelligently concealed in salt. He said the ANF also apprehended three suspects during the raid. A case has been registered.

Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies on Saturday arrested three kidnappers and rescued a hostage from Shah Latif Town.

According to police, the kidnappers had abducted a bakery owner and Golden Town resident Riaz Ahmed Khan from Malir Bridge. They were demanding ransom for his release.

Police arrested three of the kidnappers after a raid at Shah Latif Town and safely rescued the bakery owner. The policemen captured weapons and recovered the abducted person’s car, mobile phone and cash from the arrested abductors. Further investigation of the incident is under way.

MQM WORKERS ARRESTED IN RAID

The Rangers arrested several persons during an overnight raid on the official of the MQM in Gulistan-e-Jauhar area. According to the reports, the Rangers raided an office of the MQM located in Iqra City in Gulistan-e-Jauhar and arrested some people.  Moreover, as many as 2000 close circuit cameras will be installed at 400 points in Karachi with the assistance of the United States.

Talking to a delegation of the US Embassy in Pakistan, here on Saturday, Sindh Police Inspector General Ghulam Haider Jamali said 1,500 lady police constables would be inducted in Sindh Police during the current recruitments and they were provided with counter-terrorism training.

The three-member delegation discussed with the IGP various capacity-building measures of law enforcement agencies. He said forensic laboratory facilities were being extended to Hyderabad and Sukkur police ranges.