KARACHI: Police rounded up several suspects, including political activists during a crackdown in different parts of Karachi in the small hours of Thursday.
SSP City Tariq Dharejo said that several suspects were arrested during raids in Kharadar and Meethadar areas. He said that drugs and arms were also seized during the raids.
Police said that four people were held in Usmanabad area of Garden and arms were also recovered from the possession of the accused.
According to reports, the police also conducted raids in Shah Latif Town and Landhi, arresting three political activists.
The police crackdown drew strong criticism from the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Awami National Party(ANP).
The MQM said that its workers were targeted in various localities in the police raids. MQM leader Wasay Jalil said that two unit incharges and a joint unit inchage were arrested.
The ANP also condemned the police raids and claimed that its workers and office bearers were apprehended during raids in Quaidabad and other areas of the metropolis.