Burglars rob former MQM minister’s house in broad daylight


KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) Rabita Committee member Shabbir Ahmed Qaimkhani’s house was burgled, while he and his family were held hostage at gunpoint, on Wednesday.

The former Sindh excise and taxation minister was at home with his family when six armed dacoits forced entry into his house and held the residents at gunpoint. The burglars took cash, jewellery and other valuables worth about Rs0.6 million from the house.

It is worth mentioning that the burglars broke into the house, situated on Khayaban-e-Saadi of Defence Housing Authority (DHA), in broad daylight and managed to flee from the scene unchallenged within 15 minutes.

According to the police, the MQM leader has submitted the name of his gardener as a suspect involved in the burglary. However, as per latest reports, no case had been filed with the police yet.

Sindh Inspector General of Police AD Khowaja has taken notice of the incident and sought a report from the South zone deputy inspector general of police.