Till when?

It was just few days back the new year started with the resolutions from the politicians to make this country a better place to live which (off course) includes security to common citizen and decrease in street crimes.

According to a report after only 40 days of the new year, 5051 mobile phones and 1291 cars have been stolen. 8 people killed on protesting to handover their valuables and more than 50 injured.

(According to these figures, 100 mobile phones and 12-15 cars are stolen daily.)

Gulshan-e-Iqbal town has been rated number one in street crimes. (Do I need to tell why?)

Further more the tragedy is no criminal involved in these activities has been caught yet. Police do file the report in daily gazette but no case is registered.
The tragedy does not end here. In most of the cases police is reported to be involved.

With these securities being provided to a normal citizen how many of us do want to live here?
It’s not that people don’t love their country but there is not much that can be done by poor citizens. No external power will ever come to change the destiny but how much can one bear?

Injustice, not only in courts is witnessed we witness injustice in every other act.
Is there something that really can be done by us. If yes, then what?

(Source of figures: “Umaat” )

21 Comments so far

  1. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    Where is our CIA and what our cops are doing ? why cant they work actively like the way FBI works in US.

    I think just a little effort is needed to catch all those culprits, if Gumnam can see all these why cant our cops ?

    Unzi, everybody cant leave the country we have to bare all these and everybody has to do some effort by themselves to make our country peaceful.
    We cannot just depend on our politicians as they are worried just about themselves.

  2. Sufi (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 7:29 pm

    Unaiza, I have a good feeling the report said 1291 vehicles and not cars..

  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 7:34 pm

    “Gulshan-e-Iqbal town has been rated number one in street crimes. (Do I need to tell why?)” —Please do tell usWHY is it so???

  4. Sufi (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 8:43 pm

    I’m interested to know as well.

  5. Ahmad (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 9:12 pm

    Till When? Ask them who you vote or support by going in their rallies and gatherings…or continue supporting them and suffer…or join army and the country is a heaven for you.

  6. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 11:10 pm

    well our cops are busy escorting ruling party government officials and their kins… every government number car and even private number car is being escorted by atleast 2 police mobiles… so when these jerk official keep the police force busy then who will do the real job to protect people

  7. tee (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

    Hmmm…. why is Gulshan-e-Iqbal town the obvious target of street criminals??

  8. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 11:46 pm

    gulshan-e-iqbal is one place where a ”potical party” is little too active.
    i have lived in that area and hence seen some of their ”efforts” to make karachi a better place for themselves.
    i cannot explain any further. so please no more questions on that. do a little homework and it will easily be figured out

  9. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on February 13th, 2007 @ 11:51 pm

    Please no more Q&A on this issue, we dont want her to get into trouble.

  10. naveed (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 2:23 am

    Dear Unaiza
    Why do you keep surprising us with your political ignorance? MQM (the political party you probably mean) is most active in liaquatabad, f.b. area, nazimabad, orangi, korangi, landhi, saddar etc. They enjoy probably the least support in gulshan-e-iqbal where mma and ppp won a lot of seats in the recent LB eletions. But the problem of street crime is social and not political. Gulshan-e-Iqbal is a mixture of posh areas and katchi abadis. It has the largest number of illegal afghan settlements (just visit sohrab goth). Thats why its crime rate is so sigh. Also its adjacent to super highway hence many pepole from rural areas of sind and baluchistan also reside here in shanty towns and often indulge in criminal activities. Furthermore its adjacence to superhighway makes it easy to transport stolen vehicles out of the city or escape before the victim informs the police.
    Hope that explains why gulshan-e-iqbal has the highest crime rate.

  11. darthvader (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 3:51 am

    this whole doom-and-gloom , desperatley pretentious writing which almost always ends up with a open-ended question , as if Aristotle was lecturing his pupils on the Metaphysics of univers at Lyceum , is wearing thin – very very fast. it seems to be a disease with a lot of these newbie authors that somehow ended up at KMB , only god knows who they charmed, with no previous contributions to KMB. no self-respecting publication/website would allow them to write so here they are –
    AHH –this is so bad , that is so bad ? who will change this ?? will we do this ???who will lead us ????? blahhhhhhhhhhh
    come off of this psycho-babble bull crap will ya .
    someitmes fuckers just want to know where to get the best gola gunda or something . you want to enlighten the world with your pearls of wisdom or excite the readers with this pro-activist attitude than do it somewhere else . spare us this philanthropical garbage.
    maybe its all those years of Federally assisted higher learning that is at fault .
    Gosh i miss Huma and some old authors who basically wrote about karachi and not to save us all from this evil fucking world. Yikes

    love as always
    Vader , the Dark Sith

  12. sarah (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 4:30 am

    whts the point of THIs post, nothing new about the crimes in karachi, its a same old story everyday, Politician make promises, some get DOne some are bROken ones, Life GOES On….CAN’t Stop living IT…..!!!!:D

  13. Pak_Stallion (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 9:04 am

    Yo Darthvader no need for the F-bombs dude, chill. I kinda agree that open ended questions are less helpful. However! this post can be useful if we can come up with logical solutions to the problem.

    We need to think deeper and understand how & why criminals are born and suggest credible solution(s) for those issues. We must have zero tolerance for crime and when crime happens communities must stand together to oppose it. I am afraid that we might be becoming tolerant to criminal activities, which should never happen therefore such posts/topics are important to keep coming up in discussion until our societies are free of crime or at least see a noticeable shift.

  14. mantissa (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 9:25 am

    Since obviously enforcement has failed to protect our rights we should be thinking more along the lines of what we can do to protect ourselves, our families and our property. It’s very easy to blame the institution around us, but a lot more difficult to do something about it.

  15. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 12:00 pm

    Naveed well said and I completely agree with you.

  16. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

    last time i heard that seth Abid lived in Gulshan.

  17. BoZz (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

    Till we don’t get a proper and decent education system in place.

    Till we do not curb our population.

    Till we do not start thinking in terms of quantity but quality.

  18. JayJay (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 3:28 pm

    Why the crime of car-jacking, car-theft, mobile- robbery is not as high in other cities, such as, Lahore, Pindi, etc.? Surely similar social and political factors are there as well.

  19. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on February 14th, 2007 @ 3:59 pm

    @adnan siddiqi
    no he doesn’t. heard of iqra university, gulshan campus? that place was formerly shimen public school, seth abid’s daughter’s. its adjacent to abid town, seth abid/ erum developers project.

  20. naveed (unregistered) on February 15th, 2007 @ 2:28 am

    lahore and pindi are nowhere as multi-ethnic and multicultural as karachi (which is both a +ve and a -ve thing). there are very few illegal settlers if any in lahore and pindi and the class difference is also not comparable to karachi. Karachi is the richest city of pakistan with the largest number of cars and mobile phones and also has the largest number of slums and is the only cosmopolitan city where with all ethnicities, nationalities and religions coexist. As I said its a great honor but can also a source of trouble.

  21. zeeshan (unregistered) on February 17th, 2007 @ 8:31 am

    FLLEEEEEEEE!!! All those who can make it OUT of here, they should do it before it’s too damn late and the green passport becomes a toilet paper

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