KARACHI: At least 24 people, including women, were injured in various parts of Sindh due to aerial firing during the new year celebrations.
In a clear violation of orders by the Sindh government, people celebrated the start of the new year with aerial firing in Defence, Nazimabad, Lyari, Rizvia Society, Mahmoodabad, and Agra Taj Colony areas of Karachi.
In Hyderabad, aerial firing injured two people who were shifted to Civil Hospital. The injured identified as 17-year-old Hasnain and 30-year-old Nasir. Elsewhere in Sindh province, a police crackdown led to the arrest of three people for possessing arms and 15 litres of alcohol.
The wounded were shifted to various hospitals for treatment.
Sindh chief minister and home minister had ordered police to take strict action against those resorting to aerial firing.
Aerial firing results in a number of injuries and deaths all over the country. Seventeen people were reported injured as a result of aerial firing in various areas of the city last year during celebrations.