Islamabad: Purse-snatching rising at Melody Market
ISLAMABAD: Citizens have expressed grave concern over growing incidents of pickpocketing, purse–snatching and other street crimes at Melody Market. “Security arrangements are next to nil inside the Market and the customers are looted and robbed in broad daylight at gun point,” said Ghulam Asghar, a consumer. “The market plunges into darkness early in the evening as it is deprived of streetlights. The miscreants and anti–social elements snatch purses from women and hurl abusive remarks,” said a young girl.
“We are working women and find time only in the evening to purchase commodities from market. But the loafers fling teasing remarks on us. What a pity it is,” said a group of female customers. Residents of the area, particularly women, have demanded the government take measures for tightening security at the market.