Smooth criminal: Babar Ghauri’s car snatched as daughter shops

Published: January 6, 2012
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The minister’s car was intercepted by the snatchers near Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 17. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

The minister’s car was intercepted by the snatchers near Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 17. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: A car belonging to a senator of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and minister for ports and shipping, Babar Ghauri, was snatched by armed men on Friday while his daughter was busy shopping.

The blue Toyota Corolla was taken near the Stadium Road in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, which is within the jurisdiction of the Aziz Bhatti police station.

Ghauri told The Express Tribune that at least four armed men ambushed the driver and policeman accompanying his daughter.

The suspects beat them and drove off. Ghauri said that the criminals also snatched the sub-machine gun that the police guard was carrying.

SHO Kenson Dean said that the police are trying to catch the culprits and that the Anti-Car Lifting Cell has been informed about the incident.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • Aamer Khawaja
    Jan 6, 2012 - 7:57PM

    Nice, let them also feel what it feels like being a citizen

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  • fus
    Jan 6, 2012 - 8:39PM

    Whether you hate or like MQM, there ministers are like any citizen of Pakistan, most of them dont carry army of guards like other ministers.

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  • Jan 6, 2012 - 8:45PM

    Bad day for sector incharge today.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 6, 2012 - 8:52PM

    No regret as this has happened with the car of an elite.

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  • Fawad
    Jan 6, 2012 - 8:57PM

    No one knows who is the behind the scenes. Is so much terrorism going on.

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  • Usman Ahmad
    Jan 6, 2012 - 9:00PM

    @fus
    Ghauri was not in the car. Besides, perhaps you haven’t read the news. The armed men also beat up the driver and the guard

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  • Nobody
    Jan 6, 2012 - 9:19PM

    @usman ahmad
    Perhaps you havnt read Fus’ statement properly. He said ‘army of guards’ whereas the minister’s car was carrying just one!

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  • Falcon
    Jan 6, 2012 - 10:19PM

    He will get it back in a day…miseries of the elite are shorter than ours

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  • Jan 6, 2012 - 10:35PM

    Its indeed a sad incident. But now its the routine of the city of lights. It might be possible that some steps might be taken now to stop such thefts

    Regards
    Nauman Adil
    Journalist Pakistan
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  • Babloo
    Jan 7, 2012 - 12:04AM

    In my humble opinion, this would not have succeeeded if Mr Raymond Davis was in the car.

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  • shak
    Jan 7, 2012 - 12:31AM

    maybe they did it themselves to show that MQM is also victim of these crimes……..i know it is far fetched but possible

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  • Faju
    Jan 7, 2012 - 12:32AM

    It shows that crime is infecting everyone, no one is safe…Strict measures are required to deal with this situation…Legislation is required by the Sindh Assemble and culprits should get death sentence for street crimes. I bet you give death sentence to 10-20 culprits the crime rate will come down.

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  • ADEEL759
    Jan 7, 2012 - 12:33AM

    @Falcon. If he doesn’t get his car back, he will get someone els’s car. You know what i mean……..

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  • Thinker
    Jan 7, 2012 - 1:18AM

    Hopefully it is not veenamalik style stunt..

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  • Nomi
    Jan 7, 2012 - 1:45AM

    oOps couldn’t recognize if it was Baber Ghauri’s car. no worries the car can be collected at nearest Unit Office.

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  • Pakistanian
    Jan 7, 2012 - 1:54AM

    the snatchers themselves must have got robbed at the next set of traffic lights..!

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  • hedgefunder
    Jan 7, 2012 - 2:15AM

    What is this, some kind of Jungle ????
    This once beautiful city is being destroyed from within !!!

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  • Hamid
    Jan 7, 2012 - 2:16AM

    @fus: The had a guard and he had a weapon, what are you talking about “The armed men also beat up the driver and the guard and stole the weapon and mobile phones along with the car.”

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  • Atif Ejaz
    Jan 7, 2012 - 2:37AM

    As you sow, so shall you reap

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  • Saleem
    Jan 7, 2012 - 3:03AM

    When you start a fire it may burn you as well. Now he knows what they have started and how secure an ordinary person in Karachi feels.

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  • Jan 7, 2012 - 9:16AM

    @Aamer Khawaja: Your comment is unsavoury. Muttaheda members are the simple and can easily be met by the common man. They carry the least number of guards and police mobiles as escorts. Salams to PakistanRecommend

  • Rabia
    Jan 7, 2012 - 10:07AM

    And what about those peoplz who are facing snatching at their door step? who are the responsible of this?

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  • Jan 7, 2012 - 12:44PM

    Another proof that MQM ministers move in the society just like ordinary people, they don’t carry guards or ammunition with them.

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  • Aamer Khawaja
    Jan 7, 2012 - 8:18PM

    @the Skunk:
    I live in the same lane as mustafa kamal does, i can assure you that you’re wrong

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  • fus
    Jan 8, 2012 - 2:17AM

    @Hamid…yes just a guard…not GUARDS, remember this is Karachi and she is a daughter of MNA. If you check the MQM Sind Assembly members you would even find some travel on Motorcycles.

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  • kohistanione
    Jan 9, 2012 - 10:57PM

    Where was the said cctv cameras which was install by MQM Mustafa Kamal

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