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Political parties patronising street criminals in Karachi: Faisal Vawda

KARACHI: Expressing serious concerns over the rising street crimes in the city, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Faisal Vawda alleged that political parties are behind them.

“The rise is criminal incidents in Karachi is rather unfortunate. Political parties are patronising the criminals,” he said speaking to ARY News.

He said that maintaining law and order is the responsibility of the Sindh government but the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is not serious over the matter. “It is the responsibility of the government to stop crime. The PPP is not serious,” he said.

However, he warned that the federal government will not stay silent and will also take strict action. “The federation will not stay silent. The operation we will conduct will be seen by all,” he said.

Vawda said that there two competent officers in the police force after several years, but it still lacked proper training facilities.

He said that Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah should discuss the law and order situation with them. He urged that a law should be passed allowing shoot on sight order against criminals.

Earlier, the Citizen Police Laison Committee (CPLC) released a report on the rising street crimes and other criminal incidents in the city.  Incidents of motor vehicles, motorcycles and mobile phones theft and snatching topped the list of street crimes committed in the ongoing year.

Yesterday, DIG Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) admitted that street crimes have increasing in Karachi. Speaking to ARY News, he said that the number of motor vehicles have increased to over two million but the incidents of theft remains the same.

He said that citizens are increasing reporting street crimes, while police is active and have arrested several prominent criminals within the last six months and strict action is being taken against them.

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