‘Grand Operation’ enters third day in Lyari
KARACHI: As the Grand Operation in Lyari entered its third day on Sunday, the Sindh Home Ministry issued warrants for the arrest of eight people including the outlawed People’s Amn Committee chief Uzair Baloch, DawnNews reported.
Other members of the banned organisation against whom the warrants were issued include Habib Jan Baloch, Taj Mohammad aka Taju, Noor Mohammad alias Baba Ladla. Law enforcement agencies have been directed to capture the men dead or alive.
In this regard the police have prepared to conduct raids at various hideouts of the blacklisted People’s Amn Committee, while all routes leading to Afshan Gali and Gabol Park have been sealed.
Moreover, the Central Investigation Department’s (CID) Operation and Investigation departments have been ordered to report in Lyari as well.
Local residents complained of the informal curfew that has been imposed as they say it has left them confined within their homes with a shortage of food, water and other essentials and the electricity outage that has continued since Friday.
The unrest began in Lyari after a local leader of the Pakistan People’s Party was killed on Thursday while leading a protest rally against the conviction of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
The police began a ‘Grand operation’ in Lyari on Friday which has entered its third day today and the area still remains under the grip of panic and fear. Eight people lost their lives in an exchange of gunfire during the ongoing operation on Friday.
On Saturday nine people were killed including three police men. Among the policemen killed was the SHO of Civil Lines, along with two constables who died when unknown culprits hurled a hand grenade and opened fire on them at Kalakot.