Islamabad:Â A partial curfew will be imposed in parts of Pakistan’s financial hub of Karachi to facilitate operations aimed at ending a surge in ethnic and political violence that has claimed nearly 30 lives, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said today.
Malik said a “semi-curfew” would be imposed in parts of Karachi to facilitate operations against those involved in a spate of targeted killings.
He was speaking to reporters at the Karachi airport after chairing a series of meetings to finalise a plan of action to end violence in the southern port city.
Officials said security agencies would decide the duration of curfew to be imposed in parts of Karachi.
Operations will be launched on the basis of intelligence reports and police and paramilitary forces have drawn up lists of persons wanted for targeted killings.