The Mugging industry
Icouldn’t help but smile on the title and inclined to read on. A thousand questions rushed into mind, along with the unsaid horror to being robbed of your most beloved gadget, although I myself haven’t been robbed of one just yet (touch wood) I feel for those who have been; parting with my most beloved can truly be a traumatic experience.
According to the data provided by CPLC, a total of 10,494 have been snatched or stolen in a span of 11 months. The most volatile areas out of a list of 60 are Aziz Bhatti, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Shahrah-efaisal, Tipu Sultan Road, North Nazimabad and ofcourse Defence.
Well, what bothered me most is the inability to curb petty crimes like these, which can be managed very easily. I am not asking for change in the budget or increasing pay rates, but to tackle small issues that affect every Pakistani on a personal level.
So really… how hard would it be to track these stolen phones down? One thing I know for a fact is… all stolen phones are sold at Sadder. So would it be hard to penalize on all those retails who buy those stolen phones and then sell them at higher margins. Also track them down and block them, they certainly have an IMEA number that does the job.
I am sure there are a number of way we can tackle this issue, and to emphasis, its not only the stress for a lost phone, but also the fear of losing the means of communication and exposing your loved ones to the threat.
Where there is a will there is way and this needs to be transmitted to the concerned authorities.