KARACHI: Eight to ten dacoits looted an Edhi centre in Karachi on Sunday, Express 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.