­KARACHI - Four more suspects involved in the May 13 deadly attack on a bus of Ismailis in Karachi were arrested by the police on Sunday.

Addressing a press conference, AIG Ghulam Qadir Thebo disclosed that the suspects were arrested from Karachi and other parts of rural Sindh.

The arrests were made on the basis of information obtained from the already held suspects. "Special police teams are making all out efforts to arrest the remaining suspects," Thebo said.

On May 13, gunmen on motorcycles boarded a bus and opened fire on commuters belonging to the Ismaili community in Karachi, killing at least 44 people.

Meanwhile, talking to newsmen in Karachi SSP CID Raja Umar Khattab said that the new arrest were made on tips of information given by already arrested terrorists.

He said that hectic efforts are being made by the police to arrest the remaining five accused who are still absconding.

AIGP reviews progress of Safoora probe

Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Karachi Ghulam Qadir Thebo Sunday reviewed the progress of investigation into Safoora Goth bus attack and other high-profile cases and overall law and order situation in the metropolis.

The AIGP, chairing a meeting of zonal DIGs and district SSPs Investigation at the Karachi Police office, directed that the system of advance intelligence collection be further strengthened at police station level.

He called for specifically focusing on the areas affected by crimes to curb illegal activities through prompt intelligence sharing.

Ghulam Qadir Thebo directed the zonal DIGs to arrange schedule meetings with concerned SSPs Investigation to review progress of investigation, particularly into high-profile cases, on daily basis and that a detailed report to this effect should be sent to him.

The AIGP also stressed that security arrangements at public places as well as snap checking at entry and exit points of the city should be further strengthened.