Army lauds citizens as crime rate in Karachi falls below that of first world cities

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Pakistan Army on Monday lauded the citizens and security forces of Karachi after the mega city’s ranking improved from 6th to 70th in the World Crime Index Comparison.

“Karachi at one point in time (2014) was 6th in World Crime Index. Alhamdulillah, today it’s at 70th with many first world cities behind,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted.

The military spokesperson credited the improvement “to the team of civil administration and security forces and the citizens of Karachi”.

The list also compares crime rate in various cities around the world like New Delhi, Houston, Dhaka and Sao Paulo ahead of Karachi in terms of crime ranking.

According to a report by Sindh Rangers, since the beginning of the Karachi operation in September 2013, the law and order situation in the port city has improved considerably.

The incidents of target killings have witnessed a steep decline, while thousands of rounds of ammunition and weapons have also been seized by law enforcement agencies.

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