KARACHI: Robbers looted cell phones and cash from worshippers in a mosque in Federal B Area, it has emerged.

CCTV footage that went viral on social media and also aired by mainstream news channels on Sunday showed armed robbers entered the mosque in Karimabad, held the muezzin and two others at gunpoint, snatched their cell phones and cash and fled.

SSP-Central Zeeshan Shafiq Siddiqi told the media that the police were collecting information about the incident. He was of the view that the incident might be an old one.

Woman hurt by robbers

An elderly woman suffered serious head injury during a robbery in Nazimabad on Sunday.

Police said that armed robber, riding a motorcycle, intercepted Shaheena Sohail and snatched her purse. While fleeing, they pushed her with such a force that she fell and became unconscious. Area residents rushed to the scene and moved her to a hospital.

In a statement, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan said that the victim was a senior member of the party’s women wing.

The party said that the provincial government and police had failed to protect citizens.

Published in Dawn, April 15th, 2024

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