According to police, a large quantity of toxic liquor was sold from a shop in the Mehmoodabad area of the city during Eid. On Saturday night, several people were admitted to Jinnah hospital when they fell sick after consuming the toxic liquor.
Sixteen people died by Sunday night, while two other individuals passed away at a private hospital on Monday morning.
Six people are still being treated at local hospitals, Geo TV reported
Two Karachi policemen and a person who was taking the toxic liquor to Lahore were also among those killed. Meanwhile, police claimed to have arrested two suspects involved in the sale of the toxic liquor.