Pillion Ban

Latest effort to curb rising street crime in Karachi is the ban on pillion ride.
Initially the ban is imposed only for 15 days (eeh? Will street crimes again be promoted? :-s)
Wonder if target killings and bomb blasts have been carried on bikes?
Though agree, it might lower down the mobile snatching rate.
I think Sindh Government can come up with a better, more sustainable and practical approach to stop street crimes.
Anyways, let us see if it really affects the crime rate.

16 Comments so far

  1. Adnan (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 11:01 am

    60 mobiles snatched yesterday. This service reminded me,”NOKIA-Connecting people”

  2. Kashif (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 11:02 am

    This is really lame. How can they curb crime through this ban? Next they would be banning 2 or more guys traveling in a car. Also, can’t some guy sit wearing a burqah?

    This ban is in place for 15 days, that is till IDEAS 2006 is over. Govt is not sincere in crime curbing. They are doing it as safety precaution for the upcoming expo.

  3. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 11:10 am

    @Kashif: totally agree with you.
    This is exactly what I wnated people to think.

  4. mansoor (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 11:17 am

    kashif: true… ideas is more important than the day to day lifes *sigh*!

  5. mansoor (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 11:21 am


  6. Adnan (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 11:24 am

    kashif but this ban is in all over sind not only in Karachi.

  7. Adnan (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 11:50 am

    new specialized unit to curb phone thefts

    Why did they call it a specialized unit? are they trained members to deal such kind of threats or they will be using some special technology to control mobile snatching. IMHO, a ‘dedicated unit’ sounds better than a ‘specialized unit’.

  8. tooba (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 1:10 pm

    next they’ll be banning humans altogether coz afterall, they are what cause the suicide bombings, right?

    there MUST be other ways to curb crime….

  9. Omar R. Quraishi (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 2:26 pm

    note our editorial on this today at


  10. Raja Islam (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 2:42 pm

    When I lost my mobile the robbers were on their separate motor bikes. I don’t guess it make any difference to mobile snatching instead it is another way to get money from poor Karachians

  11. Kashif (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 2:44 pm

    I believe crime can be curbed if crime busters “believe” they can do it, and act like that. I am sure everybody has seen traffic wallahs and even khakhis stopping bikers and even car drivers and taking bribes while traffic on the road is getting messed up due to lack of their attention. When a crime scene take place they don’t even move from their positions or if they move, they do a runner from the crime scene. Better improve the law enforcement system rather than imposing stupid ill-thought rules on already suffering people.

  12. fAr stAr (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 2:59 pm

    i dont think banning pillion rides will make much of a difference. they can always snatch a cell phone, run into a desserted lane and one of them steps down and the other one will go. waisay bhi srif 15 din ki hi tou baat hay. 15 din aaram ker lain gay woh log.

  13. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 3:02 pm

    We definately dont want anything bad to happen to the city nowadays, mobiles are snatched daily, ppl die in this city for a 100 different reasons every day but we definately dont want one of the guests of the country to die here..

  14. fAr stAr (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 3:04 pm

    wow! 200000 comments! long live KMB

  15. fAr stAr (unregistered) on November 16th, 2006 @ 3:05 pm

    oh…i got a bit over excited :) its 20000

  16. turab (unregistered) on November 17th, 2006 @ 12:45 am

    200,000 is not so far away! is it?

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