Resolution 4: Bring Down The Crime Rate.

In the past three months 6243 mobile phones, 1,205 car and 1,467 motor bikes were either snatched or stolen, 1,838 robberies, 1,224 thefts and 646 people were killed through out the city and these figures are only those provided by the Sindh police to appear every Monday in “The News” which means the actual figures specially those of mobile snatching and thefts are much higher than declared because most of these crimes often go unreported.

I hope our authorities realize that Karachi desperately needs a larger Police force with more educated and sincere cops rather than the Illiterates we have. I hope our authorities encourage the policemen who perform their ditties honestly. We have a Good Police force but people with authority often misuse their powers forcing policemen to drift from their lawful duties, I hope our authorities realize that for a better society we need firm laws, for every one to follow.

I hope our President and Prime Minister will add this to their list of new year resolutions, that they will take stern measures to bring down the crime rate in Karachi.

13 Comments so far

  1. Mariam (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 8:11 am

    I’m hearing that thieves are now started to wear burqa as it is easier for them to mingle among females and deprive them of their phone and jewelry. I saw a reference of such incidence here and a while ago veiled person robbed a jewelry store in Toronto. My family members (some of them wear burqa) are afraid as they heard shopkeepers advising their customers to beware of such persons. Is this practice wide spread?


  2. d0ct0r (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

    @Mariam in Toronto!!? well it must be an attempt to malign muslim women wearing burqa and make a issue out of it…
    as for the crime in karachi… i don’t have much hope unless we’ve got criminals/terrorist in control of the provincial government..


  3. K G (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 2:43 pm

    HAPPY HAJJ TO ALL MUSLIMS


  4. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 7:18 pm

    Such things are happening in India too, where the jewellery shops have being looted by theives wearing burqa, this way the security cameras are also not helpful.
    And now they are probably making a rule that they will not allow anybody with the burqa to enter into their shops, so now this will create problems for muslim women.


  5. Anon (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 8:32 pm

    There are two always two or more solutions, cure the symptoms or address the root cause.
     
    Curing symptoms:
    1) Enough carjackers; cell phone snatchers and robbers get shot and killed, or get prosecuted in some way, shape or form.
    2) Cell phone blocking devices, where once it’s reported stolen, it’s no good
    3) Enough cars have on-star/tracker systems
    4) Enough people have alarm systems, guards and personal self defense weapons
     
    Address Root cause:
    1)¬†Employment – enough people make enough money or have jobs, they wont resort to crime to provide them with the additional income – when you’re busy with work, you’re usually not thinking of robbing stuff from others and worrying about protecting your own
    2) Education – no brainier
    3) Corruption Рno brainier again
    4) Border control Рcontrol the number of people coming over, VERY tough to do in any country where there is such a big difference in the opportunities available to fulfill basic needs. For people that come into Karachi from other parts of Pakistan, you cant really do anything about that for now
     
     
    Okay the list is WAY too long but the question is who is going to do all this? It’s going to take a long time and I think we can all start by being more cautions and doing everything possible to promote education and employment. I may not have all the right answers but I do have hope.


  6. Poo Poo head (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 9:08 pm

    Anon as Jamash and you said “We Hope” :-) makes me laugh. That is pathetic. I believe when one says “I hope” then generally he is hopeless. Optimists never say “We hope”.


  7. Anon (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 10:09 pm

    Yes, there is “HOPE”. I use the word hope because I have an emotional attachment to the city. On the other hand, I am also optimistic about the situation, because I have seen a lot of positive change in the last 3 years, in attitudes and in the infrastructure of the city.

    So, given that i’ve explained myself do you have anything else to say, anything ‘positive’? =)


  8. Poo Poo head (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 10:31 pm

    I have no emotional attachment to the city so I am realistic. I would never ever cry over things/people. Either I move on or I change the things.I do not hope unless I am doing some thing myself. Can’t leave all things on other people.


  9. Anon (unregistered) on December 29th, 2006 @ 11:55 pm

    So you basically do not give a rats behind about Karachi, which is fine. Your two messages in a short period of time indicate differently.


  10. Poo Poo head (unregistered) on December 30th, 2006 @ 4:09 am

    Which two messages you are talking about?

    I would not ever accept that I care for Karachi because if I do then why I am not doing some thing.
    so no Guilt trip kid. I always take short cuts. It is hard but I have grown expertise. I can ignore any thing when ever I want.


  11. Tahir (unregistered) on December 30th, 2006 @ 7:33 am

    @ANON , any thing positive from POO POO HEAD?? , sorry dear, this is one HOPE, which you shall not hold ;-)


  12. Anon (unregistered) on December 30th, 2006 @ 8:24 am

    Never argue with a fool, observers may not be able to tell the difference. Karachi has always been quite an experience, a lot of work needs to be done and it simply takes time like any prosperous country/city/state/company/relationship. I think we are on the right track; an example was seeing young kids work at fast food joints. Those kids must’ve been 16-18 coming from lower-middle class famlies. Sure, its not the most glorious job but certainly they are being productive and that was never possible 10 years ago. The middle class is growing exponentially! It shows we are progressing and I really believe that a combination of reduction in crime, growth in employment, education and the exposure to the possiblity of a better life can create to a better Karachi.


  13. Suhail (unregistered) on December 30th, 2006 @ 12:16 pm

    @ANON.. we also need to punish the crimes, like in these posts , i have read..some people rightly said, that joblessness is not an excuse for crime. I would be happy if we can introduce sharia laws, even if it is only in the areas of robbery/theft. A mobile phone snather shall be tried in the Anti-terror court.



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