Is Karachi a security hazard?

Today Daily Times carried this report:

6 Korean women go missing in Karachi

Staff Report

KARACHI: Six Korean nationals have gone missing in Karachi ever since they arrived from Islamabad, Daily Times learnt Tuesday.

A reliable source in the police department told Daily Times on the condition of anonymity that the six women have been missing since the first week of August. They were identified as Kim Hyung Yam, Park Yun Jeong, Park Hee Jeong, Lee Soon Im, Hwang Eui Hyang, and Lee Yeonhee.

Dr Kyoung Yong Kim, chief of the Korean Mission, wrote the Inspector General of the Sindh Police Sultan Sallahuddin Babar Khattak on August 7, requesting help and better security for Korean nationals. Capital City Police Officer Karachi Wasim Ahmed confirmed the news.

This news items is not good for investors at all and is a serious headache for security agencies responsible for foreigners. An added risk here is of rape and mutilation as all captives are women. Karachi, already reeling from one of the worst economic crises, must not be falling on these issues. It is such news which gets splashed across world headlines and foreign investors gladly turn to India or Dubai.

1 Comment so far

  1. ameerhamza on September 4th, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

    And a report comes along which is certainly terrifying:

    Baitullah Mehsud, LJ gang up in Karachi


    Baitullah Mehsud, the defunct Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ) and other outlawed jihadi organizations have prepared a joint strategy for Karachi, Daily Times learnt on Wednesday. An intelligence agency official told Daily Times that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Baitullah Mehsud has established contact with different splinter groups in Karachi. The newly established group is currently under Raheemullah alias Naeem alias Ali Hassan, son of Wilayat Khan, of the Chakkarzai caste. He lives on Street 3, Shehzad Cinema, Qasba Colony, Orangi Town. Raheemullah, 35, usually wears a Sindhi cap and was affiliated with the LJ and Harkatul Mujahideen. It has recently been revealed that Raheemullah led various terrorist activities in Karachi, including those behind the assassination of Shia scholar and MMA Sindh leader Allama Hassan Turabi. Raheemullah dropped the suicide bomber, Karim, to the spot chosen for the attack. He was also involved in the suicide blast at Nishtar Park, which claimed several lives. The sources said that the law enforcement agencies have arrested several members his group, Sultan Mehmood, Mufti Zakir and others. However, other members of the group are still at large and are now planning to sabotage the network of the group cracking down on terrorist groups. Daily Times learnt that Raheemullah established contact with Baitullah Mehsud and took on many Karachi-based activists, including Qari Abid Mehsud, Khalid Dare Walla, Mufti Ilyas, Colonel Tufaan, Qari Hussain Mehsud, Abdul Wahad Mehsud of Kunwari Colony in Metroville and Faizullah Mehsud, a resident of Sohrab Goth, as his associates. Qari Hussain Mehsud recently joined the group to provide suicide bombers and Abdul Wahab Mehsud is now running a training camp at Badar, a remote area in Afghanistan. faraz khan’\09\04\story_4-9-2008_pg12_9

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