chaotic eight days of gun battle between the
Police and Lyari gangsters, life was finally
seen progressing toward normalcy on May 5, reported
Daily Times. The residents of Lyari,
who remained huddled in their homes for over
a week, finally felt ease as markets, schools,
colleges and hospitals began opening. According
to Police sources, the Sindh Police spent PKR
0.4 million daily on midday and night meals
of some 1,400 law enforcers. In totality, sources
said that the Sindh Government spent PKR 3.2
million only on meals during the weeklong operation.
Despite spending huge amount on the operation,
the Sindh Police provided a financial shock
of PKR 15 million to the exchequer as some 20
vehicles, including armoured personnel carriers
and police mobiles, were disfigured by the gangsters.
Rangers started snap checking and patrolling
in several parts of Lyari and rumours poured
in that they might start operation anytime.
However, Brigadier Waseem Ayub dispelled the
impression as saying that no operation had begun
in Lyari and the personnel were deployed just
for the routine snap checking and patrolling.