Youth killed, 33 hurt in aerial firing

KARACHI - The personnel from the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) were put on high alert on the occasion of 61st Independence Day in Karachi. More than 1,000 policemen were deployed at the Quaid-e-Azam Mausoleum to thwart any untoward incident.   Meanwhile, one young man was killed while dozens other including women hurt in aerial firing during the celebrations of Independence Day. The law enforcers were deployed at all sensitive instalments and areas and public places across the city while patrolling was also intensified throughout the metropolis. "We deployed maximum force across the city," Karachi Police Chief, Wasim Ahmed, said and added "The police as well as rangers were kept on high alert especially after Lahore blast." City Nazim Mustafa Kamal and Naib Nazim Nasreen Jalil laid floral wreaths at the Mausoleum and offered 'Fateha' besides recorded their tributes to the Founder of the Nation in the guest book. "Despite the deployment of over 1,000 personnel we have also installed eight special cameras at the Quaid's Mausoleum," said Jamshed Town SP, Javed Akhtar, adding that police officials in plain clothes were also deployed there. Dozens of suspected people were released after getting clearance." Meanwhile, a youth was killed while 33 others, including five women, sustained serious injuries in aerial firing on the occasion of Independence Day.

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