8 foreigners among 20 nabbed in Karachi; 47 suspects arrested in Lahore


KARACHI/LAHORE. (INP): As part of the Radd ul Fasaad operation to eliminate terrorists and anti state elements, Karachi Police conducted an intelligence based operation in Rizvia area of Karachi and apprehended at least eight foreigners.
Police sources said that the arrested persons were Afghan nationals. Police have also registered case against them under Foreign Act and started investigation.
In a police operation in Orangi town`s Iqbal market, one alleged dacoit was gunned down by the personnel early Tuesday morning; two of their accomplices managed to flee.
The law enforcement agencies detained 11 suspects in raids carried out in different parts of Karachi. The suspects were found to be in possession of illegal weapons and drugs.
Separately, police recovered at least 4,000 litres of smuggled oil from passenger coach and arrested driver and conductor of the coach. Police sources said that the oil was smuggled from Iran.
Meanwhile Police conducted search operation in different parts of Lahore on Monday night during which 47 suspects were taken into custody.
Reports said Police carried out search operation in Wahdat Colony, Khan Colony area of Naseerabad, Ichhra and Liaquatabad areas of Lahore during which identity documents of the resident were checked. Biometric device was also used in the identification process. Police detained at least 47 persons who failed to produce any identity document.
The arrested persons were shifted to different police stations. Police soured said that the search operation in the city was carried out to maintain law and order situation.