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Street crime claimed 23 Karachiites’ lives in January and February, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah informed
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Street crime claimed 23 Karachiites’ lives in January and February, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah informed

| @indiablooms | 01 Mar 2024, 02:40 pm

Newly elected Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has been informed that armed robbers killed 23 citizens in Karachi in the first two months of the year.

Inspector General of Police Riffat Mukhtar revealed the harrowing statistics on street crime in Karachi at a meeting, chaired by the CM, held to review overall law and order situation in the province with a specific reference to street crime in Karachi and activities of dacoit gangs in riverine areas, reported Dawn News.

The top police official informed the CM a total of 3,953 mobile phones were snatched at gunpoint during January and February.

He said that as many as 46 cars and 1,537 motorbikes were taken away by criminals from different parts of the city during the same period.

To a question, the IGP informed the CM that incidents of street crime were high within the remit of 22 of the city’s 108 police stations, reported Dawn News.

The CM directed the IGP to identify the hotspots so that special focus could be given to them.

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