Karachi -- Additional Inspector General of Police (IGP) Karachi Ghulam Nabi Memon Tuesday informed that 30 alleged criminals were killed while 866 arrested in 266 encounters with police during the year 2019 in the metropolis.
This he stated in police performance report for 2019. As per report, 19,045 other criminals and terrorists who were involved in heinous offences were also arrested during the period. 'As many as 234 bombs, 61 kalashnikovs, 84 rifles and over 7,000 other weapons were also recovered from possession of the arrested accused,' he added.
Memon said that a successful drive against Gutka, Mawa and Mainpuri was carried out throughout the year in the city resulting in seizure of over 114 factories of and the arrest of 4,520 persons involved in this illegal business. He added that a special drive was being carried out against drugs paddlers and addicts.
'During last two months, 2,898 narcotics addicts were taken into custody and sent to jail or any rehabilitation centers,' he added. Memon was of the view that human resources as well as transport were provided to police Madadghar Helpline '15's in order to improve the department's emergency response. He said the average response time is now 12 and half minutes which used to be over 20 minutes few months ago. 'In this regard Security and Emergency Response division has also been...