Canadian senator robbed in Islamabad

Salma Attaullah Jan robbed of $4,200, Rs62,000 and other documents

Arsalan Altaf April 26, 2017
Pakistani-Canadian Senator Salma Ataullah Jan. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Police in Islamabad have lodged a case against two unidentified men who allegedly robbed a female Canadian senator of Pakistani origin late Tuesday night.

Salma Attaullah Jan was robbed of $4,200 and Rs62,000 along with other documents in Sector F-6 of the capital, police sources told The Express Tribune on Wednesday.

“At approximately 10:20pm while getting into my car at the F-6 Markaz… two persons on a motorcycle grabbed my handbag and fled with it,” said the FIR registered at Kohsar Police Station.

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This is not the first time a foreign national has been robbed in Islamabad. In January, a gang of fake cops looted foreign nationals in the F-7 area twice in under a week. Gian Marco Augstini, filed a complaint with the Kohsar police that he was out for a walk in F-7/4 when a car stopped nearby and two men waving police IDs snatched his credit cards and phone before fleeing.

In a previous incident, Bruce Yang Seng was deprived of Rs29,000 by four men posing as police officials on January 10. The victim filed a complaint with the Kohsar police stating that he was walking in the F-7/4 area when a car stopped near him, four men came out and snatched Rs29,000 after frisking him under similar pretexts.


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Jahan Ara | 4 years ago | Reply Funny she's a Canadian MP and can't spell Canadian!
Feroz | 4 years ago | Reply The victim did not look like a foreigner to the criminals, so no fear.
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