The member of the Coordination Committee of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (Pakistan) and Member of National Assembly Kishwer Zehra, and Senator Khalida Ateeb have expressed serious concerns on alarming increase in the rate of street crimes in Karachi.
Kishwer Zehra stated that the graph of criminal activities has increased in the city. A few days ago, a female assistant commissioner of district east also became victim of street crime.
This is a question on the performance of law enforcement agencies.
She claimed that besides the locals, many people who have come to Karachi from other provinces are also involved in street crimes, because, police do not have their data or record.
Apparently, after migrant workers, migrant muggers are coming to the city and going back with the loot.
She said, women and children feel unsafe in the city while men are also scared of such steep rise in mugging incidents.
Senator Khalida Ateeb said in her statement that incidents of robberies have increased in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Bahadurabad, Ferozabad and other parts of district east. Performance of Sindh police is unsatisfactory.
This is because the officers who come to Karachi from other districts have their own interests.
Senior officials of police should make a policy to consult public representatives and industrialists in order to appoint high-profile officers to foster mutual trust between the general public and those in charge of the economy.
Kishwer Zehra and Khalida Ateeb demanded of the Sindh chief minister and other higher authorities to take notice of the rising incidents of street crimes and robberies in Karachi.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 12th, 2022.
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