50pc ve­hi­cles have fake num­ber plates

Pakistan Observer - - KARACHI CITY - STAFF RE­PORTER

KARACHI—Almost fifty per­cent of the pri­vate and gov­ern­ment cars, in­clud­ing those owned by the Po­lice have fake num­ber plates,for, the Ex­cise and Tax­a­tion de­part­ment of the Sindh gov­ern­ment has no records of such ve­hi­cles.

That be­ing the sit­u­a­tion, the crime galore in the Pak­istan’s eco­nomic cap­i­tal, could eas­ily be gauged as to what ex­tent can it be dan­ger­ous and in­se­cure for the peo­ple, for it would pro­vide a free hand to crim­i­nals of all kinds.

Sindh min­is­ter Man­zoor Was­san fears that law and or­der sit­u­a­tion will take a turn for the worse in July and Au­gust. He thought that the kid­nap­ping of chief jus­tice’s son or the tar­get killing of Amad Sabri qawwal was only trailer. The real film will be shown in com­ing two months time.

The num­ber plate is­sue sur­faced when cou­ple of in­ves­tiga­tive re­porters sur­veyed on the city crime sit­u­a­tion, which af­ter show­ing some pos­i­tive re­sults, has be­gun to de­te­ri­o­rate again. Their re­search led to con­clu­sions with statis­tics and re­al­is­tic as­sess­ments that nearly half of the city cars, of pri­vate cit­i­zens, gov­ern­ment ser­vants and even of the po­lice have fake num­ber plates.

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