Karachi – A Heaven for Carjackers

Thanks to the assistance our police department extends to the criminals, Karachi has new records.
” City police failed in meeting the deadline of Oct 31 given by the prime minister for curbing street crimes as bandits outwitted law enforcers by breaking the previous records of snatching and stealing cars and motorbikes. According to the data jointly compiled by the Anti-Car Lifting Cell and the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee, bandits took away 1,211 vehicles in the last month. The break-up shows that 502 cars and 709 motorbikes were either snatched at gunpoint or stolen. The figures show that it was the highest recorded incidents during a month since the year 2000. ” Read More

Are we moving on the path of improvement or the other way, instead? Time will sure tell us but stats are not at least, for the time being indicating anything good. With this news acting like a slap to Shaukat Aziz’s team in Karachi, we can only pray and help govt., when required at our end only. People do hesitate to report a crime due to reasons we all know but the public should at least do its part. More over this Jamash-tactic may well help too.

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15 Comments so far

  1. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

    if our police was able to put halt in mere 15 fifteen days, why they were waiting for any heavenly order like this one from PM. Its there duty to do it by their own to curb crime not wait for orders to take action.

  2. ny (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 2:29 pm

    Thanks MB for such a depressing piece. Yes we know that khi has suddenly turned into an utter hopeless state where:
    –we hire private guards for protection and avoid to report any crime;
    –we install expensive trakkers in our cars as we feel more secure that way;
    –(moving away from topic) we install generators in our homes/workplaces as we know that the power supplied by the state is totally not dependable;
    –call for water tankers for our usage as water supplied in lines is inadequate;

    This, we obediently do despite paying each and every tax.
    I am NOW even more depressed.

  3. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 2:39 pm

    @NY: take Dispirin

  4. MB (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 2:46 pm

    Reality is far from sweetness. Being an ostrich is also not an option.

  5. Original-Anon (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 5:25 pm

    MB – a friendly suggestion for your title. I think you mean ‘haven’ and not ‘heaven’.

  6. MB (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 6:33 pm

    A Good suggestion but Heaven is more suitable considering the issue. Thanks anyway.

  7. IllusionFS (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 8:35 pm

    Its been mentioned before on the forums about the crime rates in other major cities of the world. Car snatching isnt uncommon in other cities of the world. And people should do things to prevent things like this happening. Also install car trackers & security locks (all vulnerable, but still) . .
    I think the police department is corrupt but even if they were not, they cannot still assign a policewala for every car and these incidents would still happen. Insurance + Trackers + Security locks is the only possible solution. I think the police cannot prevent it from happening no matter what, but they can surely work harder on recovering the stolen cars.

  8. Original-Anon (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 8:49 pm

    MB – read the descriptions below.

    Heaven :
    1.the expanse of space that seems to be over the earth like a dome :
    2 a often capitalized : the dwelling place of the Deity and the blessed dead b : a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God
    3 : a place or condition of utmost happiness
    4 Christian Science : a state of thought in which sin is absent and the harmony of divine Mind is manifest.

    a place of safety
    a place offering favorable opportunities or conditions

  9. IllusionFS (unregistered) on November 4th, 2006 @ 9:13 pm

    Anon: He means its a Jannat for the car snatchers. Take it easy man.

  10. karmapolice (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 3:20 am

    Even if he means it’s a “jannat” for car snatchers, the grammar is incorrect.

    It should be: “Karachi – Heaven for Carjackers”

    Not: “Karachi – A Heaven for Carjackers”

    Heaven / haven .. both will do, but the topic doesn’t make any sense right now, unless you have some far out ideas about multitudes of heavens (of which karachi is but one) and have felt compelled to subliminally share them with us in your post topic.

    It’s a simple mistake.

  11. K.A. (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 3:35 am

    Arm everyone. Every household,every driver, every bike rider should carry a gun. So when bandits think of anything they ll also think that all around them people are carrying guns.

  12. MB (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 8:04 am

    So should we make Karachi a tribal belt?. Like in FATA and WAZIRISTAN areas.

  13. Kashif (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 11:01 pm

    we need a caped crusarder

  14. umair (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 1:07 pm

    will u kindly provide me the recent stats related to car robberries in karachi or guide me from where i can have this type of stats

  15. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on November 10th, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

    almost everyday newspapers carry how many (reported) cars, bikes & cellphone stolen

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