138 cops killed so far in Karachi operation

KARACHI: The Sindh police spokesman on Thursday said that a total of 138 police officers/personnel have been killed in operation against miscreants so far during the current year.

Talking to media persons, he said that the deceased police officers include two deputy superintendents of police, three inspectors, 13 sub-inspectors, 16 assistant sub-inspectors, 26 head constables and 78 constables.

The spokesperson stated that most of the officers were being killed in the District West area.

The targeted operation started in Karachi after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the metropolitan and devised a strategy to curb violence.

With the provincial government on board, the prime minister gave a go-ahead to Rangers to conduct raids and arrest criminals with the help of the police.

The targeted operation began on September 7 and since then hundreds of suspects have been arrested.

The Rangers are leading the operation which, they claim, is being conducted across the city — not just in the political strongholds of one party.