Four Suspected Robbers Shot Dead in an Encounter in Karachi
Four individuals suspected of robbery were extrajudicially killed in Saudabad during an early morning encounter. This suggests that they were killed without a formal trial or due legal process. Alongside the fatalities, a police officer and two bystanders were injured during the confrontation between these individuals and law enforcement officers. The incident took place in Saudabad’s Shadman Town area, where the suspects were reportedly robbing a citizen at gunpoint. Upon police intervention, a shootout occurred, resulting in the deaths of all four suspects.”
“While the exact identities of the deceased remained unknown until late at night, it is clear that they did not undergo any legal proceedings before their deaths. According to Saudabad SHO Mohammed Ali Niazi, the individuals killed had been targeting morning commuters and were linked to multiple cell phone thefts. They were accused of stealing 32 cell phones, with 15 victims positively identifying them as the culprits. Additionally, a stolen motorbike was recovered from their possession, which had been reported stolen within the jurisdiction of the Saudabad police station earlier this month.
Authorities in Pakistan Ready to Expel Undocumented Foreign Nationals as Deadline Looms
As the repatriation deadline nears, authorities are ready to forcefully remove undocumented foreign nationals who don’t leave by November 1. Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti emphasized there will be no compromise. About 33,555 Afghan immigrants left between October 1 and October 23.
Over 1.5 million Afghans arrived in Pakistan since August 15, 2021, with half seeking resettlement. Sarfraz Bugti outlined a repatriation plan, prioritizing those without valid documents or fraudulently obtained Pakistani IDs. Geo-fencing and identification of immigrant areas are underway.
CIA Officials Suspended for Torturing and Extorting Man in Private Cell
Four CIA police officials, including an SI, have been suspended for torturing and extorting money from a man held in a private cell for four days. The victim, Muhammad Ashfaq, was subjected to physical abuse without proper food and no charges filed against him. The suspended officials are SI Muhammad Raqeem and constables Ghulam Murtaza, Hassan Mumtaz, and Touseef Haider. District Police Officer Ahmed Nawaz initiated a departmental inquiry into their misconduct.