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14,051 mobile phones snatched in Karachi this year so far, CM Sindh told

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah was informed on Tuesday that six targeted killing incidents occurred in Karachi in the ongoing year, ARY News reported. Chairing the meeting to review law and order situation in the wake of car explosion in city’s Defence area, the provincial chief executive was informed that a stolen vehicle was used for IED explosion near Khadda Market. During the briefing, Mr. Shah was informed by officials that 14,051 mobile snatching incidents occurred in Karachi this year, while…

Gang involved in snatching cell phones in Karachi, smuggling to Iran busted

KARACHI: Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of police on Friday brought out that the mobile phones snatched in Karachi were being smuggled to Iran, ARY News reported. This was revealed after CTD operation wing in a big operation arrested three culprits involved in more than 100 incidents of cell phone snatching.  SSP Pervez Chandio said the phones were sold after flashing them. He said the suspects used to sell cheaper phone sets in Karachi and smuggle expensive ones to Iran. "Several dozens cell phones were…

Motor vehicles, cell phones thefts on the rise in Karachi: report

KARACHI: The city of Karachi witnessed an average of ninety incidents of mobile phones thefts per day along with other criminal activities, said a report on Monday. The Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) released its report on criminal activities and incidents of theft and snatching within the first nine months of the current year. According to the report, there were 1059 incidents of motor vehicle theft and snatching which includes 96 government-owned vehicles costing over three billion rupees. This implies…

Dramatic turn into snatching of mayor Karachi’s vehicle

KARACHI: The issue of snatching of Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhter’s vehicle turned suspicious after discrepancies in information was found, ARY News reported cited sources. Unidentified men on Saturday snatched Akhtar’s official vehicle at gunpoint in the Defence area. A First Information Report in this regard was lodged after three days of the incident. Investigation agencies including police are thoroughly probing the matter. “When people were inquired at the site of the robbery, nobody was cognizant of any such…

Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar’s vehicle snatched at gunpoint

KARACHI: Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhtar's official vehicle was snatched at gunpoint in the Defence area today, police said. The mayor, however, was not in the car when it was snatched by armed culprits in Khayaban-e-Bukhari in DHA. His chauffeur was driving the vehicle, a black Toyota Corolla, at the time of the incident. According to reports, the car bore registration number JS-999. Meanwhile, DIG South has suspended station house officer of Darakhshan Police Station after the incident. He regretted that a criminal gang…