10 murders in a month: Fear grips Pindi bazaar high security zone residents
RAWALPINDI: Fear grips the RA Bazaar high security zone residents, as the outlaws have murdered 10 people, including two children and two women, in the area within the last one month. Though police have arrested the killers who hammered five members of a family to death, the murderers of other five people are still untraced, which has created a sense of insecurity among the residents. Ajmal Khan, a resident of the area, told Daily Times that RA Bazaar police had not taken any extra-security measures to protect the life and property of people. He said most of the residents preferred to go home by 7:00pm.
Najma Azeem, a student, said that the criminal activities had badly disturbed the peace of the area. She said people were feeling insecure, as the law-enforcement agencies had failed to check the increasing crime rate. Raheel Saeed, a shopkeeper, said police were paying no attention to the complaints of the citizens and were not patrolling the area to curb the activities of the criminals. He said police were showing their strength after the incidents of murder and robbery. Sulaman, a hawker, told Daily Times that disturbed peace had almost paralysed the normal life in the area. He said police and other government authorities were paying no heed to the problems of the citizens. Everybody in this area is feeling insecure, he added.
Zeshan Haider, a government employee, said the RA Bazaar was a garrison area but the authorities had completely failed to provide security to the residents. He said people were fearful of criminals at nighttime while in the daytime traffic snarls had made their life miserable. RA Bazaar Station House Officer Raja Basharat Abbasi talking to Daily times said police were monitoring the law and order situation in the area.
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