In response to a notable escalation in criminal activities across Karachi, at least six Station House Officers (SHOs) stationed at various police stations have faced suspension in the past month, as reported by ARY News.

The suspended SHOs include Raja Tariq of Shahrah Faisal, Shahzada Salim of Bilal Colony, Faraz of Korangi Industrial Area, and Rao Nazim of Surjani Town, all relieved of their duties due to deteriorating law and order situations within their respective jurisdictions.

Rao Rafiq, the SHO of Zaman Town, faced suspension amidst allegations of involvement in a robbery incident, while Rizwan Patel of Orangi Town was dismissed from his position due to unsatisfactory performance.

The surge in crime rates has resulted in alarming casualties, with at least 46 Karachi citizens losing their lives in 2024 as a result of resisting robberies. February marked the highest fatalities, recording 20 killings, followed by 13 deaths in both January and March, attributed to robbery-related violence.

In the most recent tragic incident, armed robbers fatally shot Syed Rehbar during a robbery attempt on Rashid Minhas Road. Subsequently, enraged citizens apprehended one of the perpetrators and lynched him after he attempted to flee.

Responding to the incident, the Sindh Home Minister promptly took action, ordering the suspension of SHO Shahrah-e-Faisal Police Station, indicating the seriousness with which authorities are addressing the issue of rising criminal activities in Karachi.

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