The Mug­ging in­dus­try

Enterprise - - LETTERS - Sharmeen Khan Karachi

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.

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