21 August, 2014 / Shawwal 24, 1435

Crime and police

Published Dec 25, 2012 08:13pm

THIS is apropos of Mubashir Mahmood’s letters ‘Rising crime in Karachi’ (Dec 11). Only a few weeks ago, I was robbed at Boating Basin, Clifton, near an international bank.

The robbers were confident and seemed as if they knew the police would not come for a while as it was a service lane having eateries. I went straight to the police station where they made me wait for one hour before giving me a blank piece of paper to write an application.

Clearly the staff of the police station was least bothered and only to my dismay I found another person there who was robbed in the same area some 10 to 15 minutes before me. I have heard from neighbourhood that it is a favourite spot for these robbers. This shows that it is a hot spot which the police fail to realise. While I was about to leave the police station, a person came and made calls to some friends of his and was later welcomed warmly by the SHO while his report was lodged immediately.

AKBAR ALI KHALIQDINA Karachi

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Comments (4) (Closed)


Gerry D'Cunha
Dec 26, 2012 04:57pm
criminals are the police themself (sorry not all)- don't believe me - the author has also experienced himself and also did myself
Agha Ata
Dec 26, 2012 03:44am
You made a mistake by going to the police station; you should have gone to the nearest post office, they might have helped you more. Police stations in Pakistan have nothing to do with crimes or criminals. :(
Abdul Malik
Dec 26, 2012 02:37pm
So what is new? This is an age old complaint of public at large against our police. Couple of weeks back I was visiting Karachi and an old class mate of mine told me that if you are not robbed or mugged in Karachi, at least once, you are not a resident of Karachi.
Khan Baba
Dec 27, 2012 01:37am
Welcome to Pakistan - The land of the pure...