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

Opinion

Editorial

ICJ rebuke
Updated 26 May, 2024

ICJ rebuke

The reason for Israel’s criminal behaviour is that it is protected by its powerful Western friends.
Hot spells
26 May, 2024

Hot spells

WITH Pakistan already dealing with a heatwave that has affected 26 districts since May 21, word from the climate...
Defiant stance
26 May, 2024

Defiant stance

AT a time when the country is in talks with the IMF for a medium-term loan crucial to bolstering the fragile ...
More pledges
Updated 25 May, 2024

More pledges

There needs to be continuity in economic policies, while development must be focused on bringing prosperity to the masses.
Pemra overreach
25 May, 2024

Pemra overreach

IT seems, at best, a misguided measure and, at worst, an attempt to abuse regulatory power to silence the media. A...
Enduring threat
25 May, 2024

Enduring threat

THE death this week of journalist Nasrullah Gadani, who succumbed to injuries after being attacked by gunmen, is yet...