pakistan
Friday Jan 01 2021
By
Web Desk

Several injured in aerial firing on New Years Eve in Karachi

By
Web Desk
A Reuters file image.

  • 16 arrestes in Karachi
  • Man scaring women and children detained in Peshawar
  • Several injured in Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Police arrested around 16 suspects across Karachi for allegedly violating the government ban on two-wheeling and aerial firing on New Years Eve which injured many including a young girl, according to Jang.

The provincial capital's police had warned it would lodge cases against those who participated in aerial firing. It had also directed Karachiites to not gather at one place unnecessarily. 

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In the neighbouring province, several youth were detained in the Koh-e-Noor area of Faisalabad for allegedly violating laws to herald New Year. 

In Peshawar, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police detained a man suspected of threatening children and women by donning a scary mask.