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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Where was the said cctv cameras which was install by MQM Mustafa Kamal
@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.
@the Skunk: I live in the same lane as mustafa kamal does, i can assure you that you're wrong
Another proof that MQM ministers move in the society just like ordinary people, they don't carry guards or ammunition with them.
And what about those peoplz who are facing snatching at their door step? who are the responsible of this?
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.
As you sow, so shall you reap
@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."
What is this, some kind of Jungle ???? This once beautiful city is being destroyed from within !!!
the snatchers themselves must have got robbed at the next set of traffic lights..!
oOps couldn't recognize if it was Baber Ghauri's car. no worries the car can be collected at nearest Unit Office.
Hopefully it is not veenamalik style stunt..
@Falcon. If he doesn't get his car back, he will get someone els's car. You know what i mean........
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.
maybe they did it themselves to show that MQM is also victim of these crimes........i know it is far fetched but possible
In my humble opinion, this would not have succeeeded if Mr Raymond Davis was in the car.
He will get it back in a day...miseries of the elite are shorter than ours
@usman ahmad Perhaps you havnt read Fus' statement properly. He said 'army of guards' whereas the minister's car was carrying just one!
@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...
No one knows who is the behind the scenes. Is so much terrorism going on.
No regret as this has happened with the car of an elite.
Bad day for sector incharge today.
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.
Nice, let them also feel what it feels like being a citizen