Operation lands 71 in jail, including 20 Afghans


Law enforcement agencies on Thursday detained more than 70 suspects including 20 Afghan citizens in search operations around the Parliament House, Benazir International Airport and other parts of the federal capital.

The operation was conducted in adjoining areas of President House, Parliament, the area adjacent to the Benazir International Airport and Golra. As many as 140 houses were searched, and security personnel interrogated 940 people.

The Rangers, Police and other law enforcement agencies personnel launched the search operations detained 71-suspected persons, including 20 Afghan nationals.

The law enforcers recovered illegal arms, including sub-machine guns (SMGs), a rifle, a 9mm pistol and hundreds of rounds from the possession of the arrested men. Seven stolen motorbikes were also recovered during the raids.

Authorities have stepped up security in the city and adjoining areas on the occasion of Eidul Azha due to security concerns.