Karachi case: Police submits list of ‘Target killers’ in SC

KARACHI: Sindh police Inspector General submitted a detailed report of Target killers and extortionists in supreme court here Thursday.

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heading the five-member bench in Supreme court Karachi registry over the Law and order case in the biggest city of the country.

The report disclosed the names of political parties in and outside Karachi having militant wings and target killers.

According to the report, the political activists involve in criminals activities includes, maximum from Muttahida Qaumi Movement with 81 target killers, 38 of Sunni Tehreek, 27 of Tehreek e  Taliban, 17 members of Lyari Gang war, 13 of Awami National Party, 6 of Lyari Peace committee, 9 of Tehreek e Insaf, 4 of MQM-Haqiqi, 5 of Sipah Muhammad and 2 members of Lashkar e Jhangvi.

Moreover, 208 target killers and 258 extortionists were arrested from Karachi after October 6, 2011 while 351 cases were registered against 224 activists on the charges of murder, robbery and possessing illegal arms.

Following the submission of the report, CJ summoned a written statement from DG Rangers, IG Sindh and Advocate general.

The report submitted by IG Sindh included a list of 224 arrested target killers, having affiliation with different political parties and banned outfits.

IG Sindh reported that these arrests were made after 2011.

CJP questioned the government’s failure to end no-go areas in the city including Lyari.

The hearing is underway.