Two policemen and a dacoit were killed in a encounter in Majeed Colony, Quaidabad area here on Wednesday.
A spokesman of the police said that on a tip off a police party raided a house in Majeed colony Sector 2.
The alleged `dacoits’ on seeing the police started indiscriminate firing killing on the spot two policemen who were identified as Head Constable Ajab Khan and constable Faiz Rasool, the spokesman said adding that police returned the fire in which an alleged `dacoit’ was also killed.
Meanwhile, the `Namaz-i-Janaza’ of the two slain policemen was offered at Malir Headquarter Saudabad.
It was attended among others by the inspector General of police (IGP) Sindh, Sultan Salahuddin Babar Khattak, CCPO Karachi, and other police officials.
After `Nazam-i-Janaza’, the IGP announced promotion of the late policemen to the next higher grade and Rs. two million each to the heirs of two slain policemen.
The heirs would get full salary till the 60th birth anniversary of the deceased. A son or brother of the deceased may be inducted in the police service if they so desire, it was further announced.