KARACHI - Counter Terrorism Department arrested four alleged terrorists affiliated with a banned outfit during a raid near Valika Chowrangi in SITE area on Sunday.

The CTD officials conducted a raid near Valika Chowrangi in SITE area and arrested four suspects. The suspects were identified as Imran alias Ustad, Raheem alias Pehlwan, Taj and Raaz alias Omar. CTD in-charge Mazhar Mashwani said that the suspects belonged to Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan and two of their companions were killed in Afghanistan and one in encounter with police in Punjab. Four pistols were also recovered from their possession.

Separately, Rangers conducted a targeted raid in Bheempura, Old City area and arrested three suspects including a terrorist of a banned outfit while weapons were also recovered from their possession.

Similarly, a notorious target killer affiliated with a political party was arrested during a Rangers’ intelligence driven surgical action in Babar Market in Landhi. Weapons including light-machine gun were also recovered from him.

Meanwhile, Karachi's South Zone police will be on high alert for the Chehlum procession of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and the local bodies polls in the city. This was stated by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Police South Zone, Dr. Jamil Ahmed.

In a statement, he said that a foolproof security plan has been finalised for the Chehlum procession. He said that a survey of the route of the procession has been completed. He further pointed out that the strategy for the security during the December 5 local bodies election has also been prepared.

The DIG said that very strict security measures would be adopted on the occasion. He stated that the police would be on red alert and would take every step to deal with any law and order situation on the occasion. He was of the view that special directives have been issued to the police officer regarding the maintenance of law and order on the occasion.

He further said that a rehearsal would also be carried out about the security plan.

Meanwhile, Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Sayal has asked PTI chairman Imran Khan to prove allegations levelled against the Karachi police.

Imran had criticised the Karachi police at various occasions alleging that “IGP uses the department to make money as police stations and police uniforms are on sale in Karachi.” He also said “There is no need of Rangers if police works properly:”

Following Imran’s statement, Anwar Sayal challenged the PTI chairman to prove the charges. He said, “I would quit politic if Imran proves what he said.”

He said, “We are in state of war and hundreds of cops sacrificed their lives but the PTI chairman is busy criticising the police department just to gain political mileage.”