Karachi: As many as 18 persons including two women died, while 25 other were affected after drinking sub-standard alcohol in Kareemabad in Tandu Mohammad Khan.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah took notice of the incident and directed the relevant authorities to submit a report on the matter. IG Sindh AG Khawaja has issued the suspension and demotion orders of police officers deployed in respective police station area.

IG Sindh has also directed the authorities to take disciplinary action against the police officers and personnel.

Meanwhile, the police have arrested two persons on the allegations of selling sub-standard alcohol, while more search operations are being conducted for the arrest of the accused persons.