Despite the ban on aerial firing, firecrackers, and display of weapons at New Year celebrations, people continued to violation of laws and orders to celebrate new year and at least 18 people, including women and minor, were injured in various parts of Karachi due to aerial firing following new year celebrations.
The injured were shifted to various hospitals for first aid. Following violation of laws in different areas of Karachi particularly Defence, Nazimabad, Liaqatabad, North Karachi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Lyari, Rizvia Society, and Mahmoodabad, police has started crackdown led to the arrest of two people for possessing weapons and alcohol.
Police were ordered to take strict action against those resorting to aerial firing.
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17 August, 2019