Karachi: 6,226 vehicles snatched, stolen since Sept ’07
KARACHI: A total of 6,226 vehicles were either snatched or stolen across the City during one year (from 1st Sep 2007, to 31 Aug 2008) a report prepared by CPLC, revealed to The Nation. It said though various gangs of snatchers and car-lifters were out on City streets but some parts of the city were particularly safe haven for them. The report added that these safe sanctuaries for car–lifters were as many as 10 out of total 18 towns of City, which are as followed: Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Clifton, Jamshed Town, North Nazimabad, Gulberg, Shah Faisal Town, Saddar Town, Liaquatabad, Gadap and New Karachi.
“Out of 6,226 vehicles snatched or stolen most of the cases were reported in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town, from where 1,320 cars were snatched or stolen so far. Clifton is the second where 866 automobiles were stolen. Jamshed Town stood third with 791 cars gone.
The other towns with lesser number of vehicles stolen or snatched include; North Nazimabad (661), Gulberg (606), Shah Faisal (504), Saddar (380), Liaquatabad (197), Gadap (136), New Karachi (136). Oragni Town is among the areas where the incidents remained fewer and the total recorded was 31. Lyari Town reported 36 cars and Baldia town 38.
Meanwhile from Landhi Town 80 cars, Korangi 99 and Bin Qasim town 133 cars stolen or snatched, report said. According to the report, month-wise March 2007 was the month in which maximum cars 649 were snatched or stolen otherwise the ratio remained at 400 cars per month from the metropolis during Sep 2007 to Aug 2008.
The authorities concerned claimed that that they managed to recovered 1,929 vehicles.