SHO removed after looting of citizens on Karachi’s Korangi Causeway triggers outcry – Pakistan

A station attendant (SHO) was fired on Sunday and ordered to permanently place two police mobiles in a street crime “hotspot” in Karachi’s main Korangi Causeway.

The development came after traffic jams on the route on Saturday night robbed several passengers and sparked protests on social media.

East Zone DIG Muquddus Haider said the group of robbers involved in the incident was “tracked”. He said the available information indicated that the suspects had been arrested in the past but were later released.

He said the Korangi SSP Faisal Bashir is handling the case following a complaint from a citizen.

Haider said the Korangi industrial area SHO was removed Saturday night after orders were issued for the permanent deployment of police mobiles in areas where citizens, primarily motorcyclists, were looted.

“But [police] The mobile is gone,” he said. A high-ranking official added that there are no street lights, so two police mobiles will be deployed around the area, and they have received complaints from citizens about being looted in the past.

Police estimated that about 10 to 12 motorcyclists were robbed on Saturday night. However, reports circulating on social media claim that 10 armed Dakots robbed 100 passengers on the main road.

Maritime Minister Ali Zaidi, who is also chairman of PTI’s Sindh branch, retweeted a video of a man who allegedly witnessed robbers looting civilians. In the video, the man claimed to have called the number 15 helpline, but police were nowhere to be seen.

The minister ridiculed the PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-PPP, saying: “This is the lawlessness of Pakistan’s financial capital and the chairman of the party that has been ruling the province for 15 years is an idiot who wants to make a long march to Islamabad.” Zardari.

Actor Fakhre Alam said what happened in Karachi was “very sad, creepy and dangerous.”

“It’s no longer a political debate. It’s a city mired in crime. The police are failing and the citizens are paying the price. Action beyond the political stance is urgently needed. Save Karachi.”

Karachi has seen an increase in street crime cases in recent years, with growing dissatisfaction in all sectors of society. It also called on the security administration to fail to contain these incidents.

Last week, the Sindh government abruptly dismissed Karachi Police Chief Lieutenant Imran Yaqoob Minhas after nine months and replaced it with his predecessor, Ghulam Nabi Memon.

A day earlier, Prime Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah blamed the country’s “deteriorating economic situation” for the city’s recent surge in street crime.