| GEO Pakistan|
| Malik succeeds to switch off target killing|
| Updated at: 0907 PST, Monday, July 26, 2010|
KARACHI: Interior Minister, Rehman Malik again succeeded to switch off target killings in the mega city following fixing the responsibility of the target killing incidents over banned Tehreek Taliban Pakistan.
Following negotiations with ANP leadership in Mardan House and MQM in Nine-Zero, Rehman Malik fixed the responsibility of target killings on banned TTP and suddenly incidents of target killings stopped in the city.
Chief Minister Sindh, Syed Qaim Ali Shah on the other day said that they would carry out judicial inquiry of target killing incidents, as 686 persons became victim of it since January 1st 2010, while some 40 persons were killed within five days in various incidents.
On the other side, police sources said that 241 cases of target killings were registered in all three zones of Karachi, among which 207 were registered against unknown persons while 24 cases nominated workers of political parties including PPP, ANP, MQM and MQM Haqeeqi and some paid killers group.
Police said that some 11 assassins were apprehended in connection with the target killing including Sultan Kapal, Nasir Commando, Tahir Topchi, (MQM), Majid Kashmiri (ANP), Hamid Pia, Aslam Zafar, (MQM) and some belonged to paid killers.