Dacoits loot Edhi centre in Karachi

Abdul Sattar Edhi held hostage; Rs20 million and five kilos of gold stolen during robbery

Web Desk October 19, 2014

KARACHI: Eight to ten dacoits looted an Edhi centre in Karachi on SundayExpress News reported.

Five kilos of gold and foreign currency worth Rs20 million were also reportedly stolen from the Eidhi centre located in the Mithadar area. Philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi was present at the centre and held hostage during the robbery.

While talking to Express News, Edhi said he was woken up from his sleep by the dacoits who walked straight to the cupboard where the money and gold was kept.

“I thought they came to ask me about the Edhi centre but they started asking me about money. I don’t understand how they [dacoits] knew that everything was kept in the cupboard,” he said.

"The money and gold stolen belonged to those who entrusted me with it," Edhi said.

His son, Faisal Edhi, confirmed that eight to ten men entered the centre and took his father and others present at the centre hostage.

Further, Faisal added that the dacoits were at the centre for half an hour.

“The police responded efficiently and has registered a case,” Faisal said, adding that a forensic team would also arrive shortly at the centre to investigate the matter.


Awais | 8 years ago | Reply

@SamSal: Have you seen how Edhi and his wife live? If they spent even a fraction of that gold and foreign currency worth Rs20 million on themselves, they surely wouldn't be sat be eating lentil soup on the floor every day of their lives. If you live in Pakistan I strongly advise you to go and see how he lives and what work he does on a daily basis. Whilst we sit here and say we want to do something for our country, these people DO!! People from all over the world donate money and other belongings to Edhi to help his charity.

Sorry, but your ignorance angers me. Educate yourself before posting such comments and misleading another 149 people, who came and liked your comment!

Watchman | 8 years ago | Reply

This incidence gave me doubts that no charity organization in Pakistan can be trusted. What they are doing with Kilos of Gold and million of Rupees? I hope Edhi should give a statement and let public should know as they pay the charity.

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