Plan de­vised to curb road rob­beries dur­ing Ra­mazan

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

KARACHI—Au­thor­i­ties have de­cided to de­ploy more than 12,000 po­lice per­son­nel to deal with mo­bile snatch­ing and rob­beries dur­ing traf­fic grid­locks in Karachi, Sa­maa re­ported Tues­day.

Ac­cord­ing to sources, au­tho­rizes have wit­nessed an un­usual in­crease in street crimes, es­pe­cially rob- beries and mo­bile snatch­ing dur­ing traf­fic jam at busy com­mer­cial ar­eas of the city.

To col­lar the street crooks, sources say, more than 12,000 per­son­nel will be de­ployed on var­i­ous main roads, mosques, shop­ping cen­tres and at dif­fer­ent mar­ket places. Un­der the plan, of­fi­cials said 250 traf­fic po­lice­men, 650 City War­dens and 11,000 Oper­a­tion Po­lice­men will per­form pa­trolling du­ties. photo

Dur­ing Ra­mazan, more num­ber of makeshift stalls on main roads sell­ing food items and the ve­hi­cles parked hap­haz­ardly cre­ate mas­sive traf­fic jams in the evening as every­body hur­ries up to reach home be­fore sun­set for if­tar.

Var­i­ous in­ter­sec­tions, where mo­torists and com­muters get trapped in a del­uge of traf­fic, re­main closed for sev­eral hours.

Chief Min­is­ter Syed Qaim Ali Shah pre­sid­ing over a meet­ing on wa­ter and garbage col­lec­tion at CM House.—PO

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