Another family robbed as street crime surges in Karachi


KARACHI: A family from Dubai was deprived of cash and jewellery in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of the provincial capital.

The close-circuit camera footage has been obtained of a similar incident that took place two days back in FB Area. According to the video, two thieves deprived a man of his motorbike within five minutes and fled the site.

Street crime in Karachi has witnessed a significant surge lately, and it seems that nobody, not even the government officials, are safe in the financial capital of Pakistan. In a recent incident, Sindh Assembly Secretary GM Umar Farooq’s car was snatched in Sachal Goth, a neighbourhood in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Thieves stole the vehicle at gunpoint from Farooq’s driver, Farhan Ali.

On Saturday last week, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar’s official car was snatched in Defence. It was also being driven by his driver. The vehicle was stolen from DHA’s Khayaban-e-Bukhari area and a case was registered at the Darakshan police station.