MQM-P announced to hold a protest rally in Karachi in response to the increasing number of violent crimes on the city’s streets.
Following a statement published in Karachi on Tuesday, it was announced by MQM-P that the protest rally will begin from Bagh-e-Jinnah and conclude at I I Chundrigar Road, which is home to the office of the Inspector General of Police. In front of the IG’s office, a large protest demonstration would be held to voice opposition.
A number of people have lately been killed by robbers, and hundreds of people have had their goods stolen from them, but the authorities have remained mute throughout the ordeal.
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On the morning of February 18, armed robbers opened fire on a journalist associated with a private television channel in Karachi’s North Nazimabad area during a snatching attempt.
A couple of armed robbers riding a motorbike approached journalist Ather Mateen as he returned home to the North Nazimabad area after leaving his children at school. He was arrested near the Shah Medical Hospital in Block-A of the area.
The increase in street crime in Karachi, according to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, has been related, perhaps unexpectedly, to the country’s current financial condition.
He told journalists in Karachi that many of the individuals involved in such occurrences were obliged to resort to such measures as a result of the economic conditions in which they found themselves.