MY son has been robbed thrice while driving home after sunset in Korangi Industrial Area. The last two robberies occurred in the last two weeks. The robbers take advantage of the traffic jam caused by the rain-damaged road between Murtaza Chowrangi and Vita Chowrangi. There is no policeman anywhere along the entire road, though the incidence of mugging is rising.
It would rather be useless to ask the DIG police or his assistants to post a few policemen along the road, as the 30,000 policemen in Karachi are meant to protect the chief minister and his minions. Yet it should not be so difficult to control the menace.
The robbers apparently live in nearby villages in the area, and they sell stolen cellphones to those who own mobile phone shops in Korangi and Malir.
Such people are deeply shocked when told that it is a crime to buy and sell stolen goods. If the police can’t catch robbers, at least they should keep these shops under surveillance and arrest shopkeepers as well as sellers of stolen cellphones.
Published in Dawn, March 20th, 2017