Rs 5b grant to curb violence in Karachi: Malik

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Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik announced President Asif Zardari released Rs 5 billion to end the violence in Karachi. Addressing a press conference at the Sindh CM House, he said the Rs 5 billion grant was aimed at purchasing armoured police vans, improving the intelligence network, establish new checkposts and run an effective anti-terrorism campaign. Speaking to a state TV channel, he said a number of target killers had been arrested and press would be informed shortly. However, he said media should not label domestic killings as target killings.