Car taken at gunpoint outside minister’s house

Published: October 16, 2010
MQM minister was not present inside the car when it was snatched from outside his residence.

MQM minister was not present inside the car when it was snatched from outside his residence.


Two men snatched a car outside Sindh Youth Affairs Minister Faisal Sabzwari’s house within the limits of the Gulshan police station on Saturday morning.

The incident took place in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, 13 D/2, when Sabzwari’s driver was on his way to pick up the minister from his residence.

Two unidentified motorcyclists stopped the driver on the way and snatched the government vehicle from him at gunpoint.

Sabzwari and SSP Naeem Sheikh have also validated the incident. The minister was not in the car at that time.

The black Toyota Corolla with the number plate GS-6886 belonged to the Sindh Youth Affairs Department, the police said.

They added that the law enforcers deployed outside the minister’s house had just finished their duty and left while the officials who worked for the second shift had yet to arrive when the incident took place.

The police have registered an FIR.

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Published in The Express Tribune, October 17th, 2010.

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Reader Comments (18)

  • aNu
    Oct 16, 2010 - 11:50AM

    Hmmmmn soo bad :(Recommend

  • Hasan Zuberi
    Oct 16, 2010 - 12:33PM

    When a sitting minister’s house, belongings and family have no security what the people should do ??

    All the critics of MQM’s policies should also take note of the simple and gentle lifestyle the party leaders have to offer …. they are educated (with true degrees), pay taxes and live without fear despite the fact of being on the target-lists. Recommend

  • Noreen Shams
    Oct 16, 2010 - 12:42PM

    Hehehe equal treatment to everyone Minister to common man what a disciplined snatchers :pRecommend

  • hassan
    Oct 16, 2010 - 1:22PM

    @ Zuberi.. Spot on…

    power to the middleclassRecommend

  • g
    Oct 16, 2010 - 3:02PM

    damn thats close to my houseRecommend

  • Oct 16, 2010 - 3:25PM

    Situation in Karachi is getting dangerous due to negligence and denial of Taliban existence. May Allah give our politicians some sanity on the issue…i am afraid if we continuously deny the situation for Politics sake, the day would not be far enough when there will be no difference in Karachi and KP.

    ANALYSIS: What is wrong with the ANP? —Farhat Taj – daily timesRecommend

  • Oct 16, 2010 - 5:06PM

    This is really shocking. First their minister is shot and now a minister’s car is stolen in broad daylight at the point of a gun. And the PPP is supposed to be an ‘awami dost’ party. Is this the regard and respect they show and give to their coalition partners? No policeman on guard duty???

    These are the educated Pakistanis who represent all sections of Karachi’s populace. Simple living, small affordable houses and frank talk.

    The Higher Education Commission has certified ‘genuine’ all degrees of Muttaheda’s legislators, whereas the PM, Opposition leaders in the Nartional Assembly and Senate, Law Minisiter and others have been sent reminders to submit SSC and HSC certificates, ultimately leading to the verification of their bona fides.

    Faisal!!! please take care of your family, staff and yourself.

    Salams and best wishes.Recommend

  • Oct 16, 2010 - 7:08PM

    Lawlessness is the hallmark of PPP governments. Recommend

  • Oct 16, 2010 - 7:41PM

    ya ha pakistan Recommend

  • Dur Muhammed
    Oct 16, 2010 - 7:55PM

    Karachi –Bad /Good for People of city-
    Discrimination/ no discrimination . Thousand people are Killing, millions
    robbing in city. Business -every day & night 24hours. “Organized Crime ”
    Criminals & Culprits supported by powerful persons.
    Police divided killers & robbers in categaries ( discrimination).
    Criminal killing & robbing the people of city without any categaries,
    Any one ( no discrimination) . Good / Bad ?.

    Dur Muhammed.Recommend

  • sohail
    Oct 16, 2010 - 10:13PM

    The car was a black Toyota Corolla that had been issued to the minister by the government.Recommend

  • Hassan
    Oct 17, 2010 - 2:03AM

    Unlike Punjab govt who have 30 bodyguards everytime they leave the house. And they claim the people love them. I hope he gets his car back.Recommend

  • Shani Syed
    Oct 17, 2010 - 2:49AM

    And we thought we the awam were the ones with problems… nothing is safe in this city any more… did the theives know it was a minister’s car they were stealing or did they think it was a fake number plate… seriously this shows the condition of bad law and order under this govt!!!Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Oct 17, 2010 - 3:26AM

    hooo its bad day :{Recommend

  • sharik khan
    Oct 17, 2010 - 9:27PM

    im not thinking about the stolen car, it must b insured, am just thinking about the 26 people killed in last 48 hours.
    wat a petty !!!Recommend

  • Humanity
    Oct 18, 2010 - 8:04AM

    Equal opportunity …Recommend

  • Azeem
    Oct 19, 2010 - 12:21PM

    What goes around comes around.Recommend

    Dec 14, 2010 - 12:33PM

    karachi the BEST …..

    WE OWN KARACHI …Recommend

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