World News | Pakistan: Police Team Assaulted, Tortured in Karachi Hotel Raid
Karachi [Pakistan]Feb. 24 (ANI): A police squad was attacked and tortured by a group of men during a raid on a local hotel in the Model Colony area of Karachi, Pakistan on Wednesday.
The incident happened at the hotel where a team raided after receiving a tip about the presence of criminals, police said.
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The Station House Officer (SHO) who was part of the raid team was also attacked and tortured. To save their lives, security personnel had to flee the scene, ARY News reported.
The Superintendent of Police (SP) and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) also arrived at the scene. Police say the hotel owner helped the criminals escape the scene. Police added that strict action will be taken against those who attacked and tortured the cops, the news channel reported.
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Earlier, the chief minister of Pakistan’s Sindh province argued that the deteriorating law and order situation was a problem plaguing most cities across the country and not limited to Karachi. He said the only reason Karachi received more attention was because it is a big city.
“One of the reasons for the increase in street crime is absolutely clear that it is the [present] financial situation [of the country]. But no one is looking for excuses and despite that, the responsibility is ours and we will take it.”
He also referred to recent cases of harassment in educational institutions in Sindh and said these cases were “unfortunate”.
Notably, Pakistan’s economic struggle began to escalate under Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), worsening with rising domestic inflation rates and loan defaults. exteriors. Analysts admit that although Imran Khan inherited an economic mess and the COVID-19 pandemic did not help, his policies did little to change the situation.
Additionally, the government pushed through a mini-budget with new or increased taxes on a range of imports, exports and services that drew the ire of millions. (ANI)
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