Street crime

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - WAFAA SI­RAJ

Street Crime has be­come a com­mon is­sue these days in the city of Karachi and al­most ev­ery­where the youth are tar­geted in these crimes and the most com­mon crime is the snatch­ing of mo­bile phones. Usu­ally this oc­curs in busy busi­ness ar­eas. These rob­bers come well armed and well pre­pared both phys­i­cally and psy­cho­log­i­cally to com­mit the crimes. These peo­ple over­power the vic­tim by fear of weapons.

These crimes are con­tribut­ing to the de­struc­tion of our so­ci­ety, our cities and our streets. Nowa­days, al­most ev­ery cit­i­zen is vic­tim of street crime. No life or prop­erty is safe nowa­days. Po­lice takes no ac­tion against these thieves and it has be­come a spread­ing men­ace for the cit­i­zens. The youth, these days, are very much in fear that whether to carry a mo­bile phone or cash while trav­el­ling at any time of the day. It is not just night time that is dan­ger­ous but also the day time.

Any­time, any­place and by any means these cul­prits get hold of help­less and in­no­cent peo­ple walk­ing in the streets and rob them of all valu­ables, cash and mo­bile phones. The ma­jor causes are un­em­ploy­ment, il­lit­er­acy, poverty but there are some other fac­tors like law­less­ness, fun­da­men­tal­ism, back­ward­ness and dou­ble stan­dard pre­vail­ing in the so­ci­ety. I re­quest to higher au­thor­i­ties to take prompt ac­tions against these crimes I re­quest the au­thor­i­ties re­spon­si­ble for se­cu­rity in the city to fur­ther keep a watch for these cul­prits that are a dan­ger to the youth and also the other res­i­dents of the city of Karachi. — Karachi

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