ISLAMABAD: One person was killed while seven others sustained injuries in an exchange of fire between two groups at G9 Markaz, Karachi Company, on Saturday.
A police official told APP that a brawl took place between two trader groups during their election campaign, in which Usman, son of Malik Rafique, was killed while seven others were injured.
The injured were shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). Further investigation was underway.
Also on Saturday, police recovered two bodies from different areas of the city.
According to the police, the deceased have been identified as Ikhlaq Abbasi and 22-year-old Shaukat Hussain.
According to police Ikhlaq was killed in a hit-and-run incident while crossing the road. Witnesses say he hit by a wagon, and that the driver fled.
About Shaukat Hussain, the police said he was a labourer. His body was recovered from an under-construction building. According to police, Shaukat fell from the building while working.
Police have moved both the bodies to PIMS for post-mortem.
Arrests: Meanwhile, police in Rawalpindi said they have arrested 18 gamblers besides seizing stake money amounting to Rs 70,180 and 11 mobile phones from them.
According to a police spokesman, Civil Lines police on a tip-off raided a building in the New Civil Lines Mohalla and arrested seven alleged gamblers, identified as Amjad, Zahid, Shouk, Javed, Javed Iqbal, Noor Zaman and Ramazan. The police recovered Rs 56,000 and six mobile phones from their custody.
Similarly, Saddar Baroni police on information also conducted a raid and arrested 11 gamblers, namely Khalal, Hakam, Rafique, Sardar, Jameel, Sahar Khan, Muhammad Gul, Javed, Gul Muhammad, Muhammad Sher and Zamir Khan, and recovered Rs 14,180 and five mobile phones.
The spokesman further said that a special operation launched against proclaimed offenders, court absconders and suspects was underway in the district. He said that the Racecourse police also rounded up six suspects under Section 55/109 on Saturday.
He said that search operations on the directives of the RPO were also being conducted in different areas of the city under the supervision of senior superintendent police (operations). He said that Afghan nationals and other suspects were also being apprehended. He said that a total of 212 persons were checked by the police teams on Saturday.
Hold-up: Meanwhile, the Islamabad Capital Territory Police impounded 80 bikes and five vehicles during the general hold-up, a police spokesman said.
Senior police officials of Islamabad directed all heads of police stations to ensure effective security and patrolling in their respective areas.
They were directed to take strict action against vehicles being driven without documents and by irrelevant persons.
During the last 24 hours, Islamabad police impounded 80 bikes and eight vehicles during, he said, adding that black sheets were also removed from four vehicles. He said that the police also apprehended two absconders from various areas of the city. The police teams also arrested 23 suspects during the same period, he said.
Senior police officials have appreciated the overall performance of the force and further directed the officers to ensure effective policing in their respective areas.
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