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Rangers arrest 23 criminals in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) on Sunday arrested 23 criminals, including members of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) London and Muhajir Qaumi Movement (MQM) Haqeeqi during operations in various parts of Karachi.

“The arrested criminal were involved in dacoities, drug smuggling, kidnapping, extortion, selling of illegal arms and other heinous crimes,” said spokesman of Rangers in a statement.

The spokesman said weapons, ammunition and drugs were also recovered from their possession and they were handed over to police for further legal proceedings.

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Rangers and police had launched an operation in Karachi on September 5, 2013 following directives of the former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the wake of the rising incidents of terrorism and street crimes in the city, which included target killings and extortion.

Since then the police and Rangers have arrested over thousands of suspects and killed a hundred others, including militants from banned outfits, target killers, extortionists and criminals involved in other heinous crimes.

During their campaign, the police and the paramilitary forces have established peace to a greater extent in Karachi, home to 20 million people.

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