Kidnapping for ransom cases in Karachi break a 10-year-record

Published: December 27, 2013
A chart on kidnapping for ransom cases from January 1, 2003 to February 28,2013. PHOTO: CPLC

A chart on kidnapping for ransom cases from January 1, 2003 to February 28,2013. PHOTO: CPLC

KARACHI: Kidnapping for ransom cases in Karachi have broken a ten-year-record, Express News reported on Friday.

According to the Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) chief Ahmed Chinoy 166 were kidnapped this year.

To put things in context, the reported number of kidnappings in 2003 was 33.

According to the CPLC website, the total number of kidnapping for ransom cases over the last 10 years is 898.

Since 1990, the first time kidnapping cases exceeded the 100 mark was in 2010.

The month-wise breakdown of the reported cases in 2010 is: 14 in January, February, 4, March, 7, April, 9, May, 7, June, 14, July, 10, August, 16, September, 10 and October 12.

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  • Saud Usmani
    Dec 27, 2013 - 3:00PM

    What is common in 1990, 1997, 2010, 11 and 12??????? PPP Govt…..!


  • Anoymous
    Dec 27, 2013 - 3:02PM

    I don’t get it. The graph in the picture shows only 32 kidnappings having taken place this year yet the written part of the article says 166. Can someone please explain?


  • MAD
    Dec 27, 2013 - 3:41PM

    And this data probably doesn’t include most short term kidnappings. Im guessing actual figure is several times higher.


  • ishrat salim
    Dec 27, 2013 - 4:09PM

    Democracy is the best revenge, which each democratically elected political party will take turn in extracting revenge from their people…Western styled democracy is not suitable in our country…has been proved beyond doubt.


  • Sanober
    Dec 27, 2013 - 4:26PM

    Shame on Rangers & Police, just making money pomoting terrorism securing extremist and arresting and harrasing common ppl


  • Nasir Latif
    Dec 27, 2013 - 4:36PM

    The difference in kidnapping numbers between the graph and the article is because the graph shows the figures till Feb, 2013.


  • Dec 27, 2013 - 5:17PM

    ET please also mention that CPLC don’t take Lyari cases. Recommend

  • Dec 27, 2013 - 5:48PM

    ET, the graoh says 32 kidnappings not 166. Check the graph.Recommend

  • Jibran
    Dec 27, 2013 - 6:05PM

    Numbers in Punjab are far more damning, in spite of the fact that in majority of the cases Punjab police is reluctant to register the FIR.Recommend

  • John
    Dec 27, 2013 - 6:10PM

    The law and order situstion for the past so many years is a big slap for the contsistent rulers of Sindh including PPP and Nabeel Gabol marka MQM and then they give ur sermons on their version pf democracy,Recommend

  • Iftikhar
    Dec 27, 2013 - 6:14PM

    @Saud Usmani:
    What is common in 1990, 1997, 2010, 11 and 12?

    One word, MQM.

    The events of 1990, and 1997 forced the then governments to carry out the operation against the criminals, first a military operation by PMLN, and then a police led operation by Gen. Babar. The criminals were flushed out as obvious for relative calm in the subsequent years.
    In 2000, MQM had a free reign, and operated with impunity. PPP government was too weak to confront it head on.Recommend

  • Hasan
    Dec 27, 2013 - 6:17PM

    You can easily see the very clear difference between Musharraf years and PPP years.Recommend

  • Zulqarnain
    Dec 27, 2013 - 6:24PM

    It is so clear in the graph: all the years 2003-mid 2007 when the number of kidnappings are so low, an MQM man was the Home Minister of Sindh. All the years that the number of kidnappings are high and rising (2008-present), PPP’s man is the Home Minister. Home Ministers control policing and law and order (mainly though not completely); so it should be clear to reasonable people that MQM has shown that it has the ability to handle.police better than PPP ( who probably nurture criminals).Recommend

  • Dec 27, 2013 - 8:22PM

    Karachi’s importance cannot be over emphasized. The deteriorating security situation affects the rest of the country. I hope to see the enemies of peace punished to the fullest extent of the law. I wish to see peace prevail throughout the city.

    Ali Khan


  • Aysha M
    Dec 27, 2013 - 10:01PM

    Karachi should to be governed by its elected representatives as a city-state, the above graph clearly establishes the need


  • ishrat salim
    Dec 30, 2013 - 1:09AM

    As long as police dept is politicized….crime rate will never come down…today karachi resembles mob controlled city of Chicago in the 1970s…..but all political parties put their heads together, passed a very strict law that gave full power to FBI ( as police was also under the influence of these mob bosses ), to tap Mob`s bosses telephones, monitor their movements through CCTVs placed at vintage points, took pictures of Mob bosses movement etc;and under the same law made sure that all the records made against each Mob bosses were admissable in the court of law as evidence, so that when they are arrested, they can be indicted….today Chicago area has been cleared as most of the gangsters have been put behind bars for life and many became state witnesses and pardoned as reward for their cooperation…..all this was possible because there was a genuine political will to bring peace in the city of Chicago…..this is what we need in karachi too….only then peace will return,otherwise goodbye!!


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