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Crimes significantly decreased in Karachi after operation, says Nisar

ISLAMABAD: The ongoing operation in Karachi against crime and terrorism has resulted in a 43 per cent decrease in targeted killings, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said in a detailed briefing to the National Assembly (NA) on Thursday.

According to ARY News, Nisar told the lower house that along with 713 terrorists, 58,603 suspects have been arrested during the operation so far. He said at least 731 were suspected of murder, while 517 were suspected of involvement in extortion cases.

The Interior Minister told the NA that 14,253 arms were recovered, and that the number of fugitives increased by 9.4pc during the operation.

The crime rate in the city has significantly go down following the Karachi operation, Chaudhry Nisar said.

The Interior Minister also urged the security agencies to provide security training to their employees, and asked them to conduct a security clearance of all their employees.

Nisar said that the Interior Ministry was working on new policies concerning the Exit Control List, arms licenses, security agencies and the visa policy.

 

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