18 INJURED IN NEW YEAR CELEBRATORY FIRING IN KARACHI

18 people sustained gunshot wounds as a result of aerial firing

At least 18 people, two women and a minor girl among them, sustained gunshot wounds as a result of aerial firing in various parts of Karachi during the new year celebrations.

As per details, people resorted to aerial firing to celebrate the new year in Liaquatabad, Nazimabad, Lyari, Cantt Station, Old Sabzi Mandi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Garden, FB Area, Airport, North Karachi, Tariq Road and other areas of the city.

Police said a seven-year old girl and two women got injured owing to aerial firing in the Ayesha Manzil area.

Those injured in the aforesaid areas were shifted to various hospitals for medical attention.

The Sindh government had imposed a ban on aerial firing, firecrackers, and display of weapons to prevent any untoward incident in the city.