|KARACHI: Violence in the metropolis did not see any decline despite tall claims from the concerned authorities and 109 persons were killed in past 17 days of July.
According to the report, number of casualties in the last 17 days is 109 while the total toll has exceeded 1000 in the year 2012 so far.
Fifty-two policemen were gunned down in the past six months while traders and businessmen were also targeted by the extortionists and target killers.
Twenty traders/businessmen were kidnapped for ransom or to obtain extortion money. 220 business owners received messages through written notes, calls or MMS from extortionists while millions of rupees were received from the factory owners, vendors and other businessmen as extortion money.
Despite the deteriorating situation, no major breakthrough was reported by the law enforcement agencies and concerned authorities.