Religious scholar among three killed in Karachi violence

* Acting IG orders all-out security arrangements for city

KARACHI: Three persons, including caretaker of Jamia Al-Mustafa, were killed and one other injured in different violence incidents in the city on Saturday.
Maulana Liaquat, 40, son of Saeed Muhammad, the guardian of Jamia Al-Mustafa, was killed in an armed attack near Safoora Chowrangi. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for medico-legal formalities.
Police rushed to the crime scene and began their investigations.
A body of a 30-years-old unknown person was found from ARD Colony near Landhi Hospital Chowrangi. It was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for a post-mortem examination.
Separately, a man was found dead under Raxer Flyover. The body was shifted to JMPC for an autopsy. The identity of the victim could not be ascertained yet.
Muhammad Ali, 28, son of Muhammad Akram, was shot and injured by unknown robbers on resistance in Baldia Town No-9. The injured was rushed to ASH for treatment.
Meanwhile, acting IG Sindh Ghulam Hyder Jamali has directed that separate SOPs (Standard Operating Procedure) should be adopted for security of shopping centres, bazaars and mosques, Eid-gahs, Imam Bargahs and other places of worship under which the role of Rapid Response Force, Quick Response Force, police commandos, special branch and police stations should be made further effective.
He said this while on a visit to the command and control center on Saturday. He further said that posting of well-trained staff should be ensured for the live monitoring of the city and practical steps should be taken for 24-hour monitoring from the command and control centre, so that immediate steps could be taken in case of any trouble.
Jamali said that it would be the responsibility of the staff monitoring the city to inform the relevant police station immediately when they find any suspicious activity through their cameras. Meanwhile, a detailed report of subsequent police raids and other important things should also be ensured, he said.
The acting IG said that for the security of sensitive and important installations local operating procedure/ standard operating procedure should be reviewed and their weak parts should be improved, while contacts and consultation with all the stakeholders ensured.
He said that continuation of security measures should also be carried on for the remaining Ramazan days. Patrolling, snap checking and picketing should be ensured around mosques, while policemen with bullet-proof jackets and modern ammunition should be posted at important places.

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