The New Year has added difficulties for the karachiites. The wave of street crimes has posed alarming questions to the Law Enforcement Agencies as more than 10,000 cases are registered, many are injured and several are murdered gruesomely in just one and half month.
Countless cases are still not registered. Thousands of phones and cars are stolen from the city of lights, making it a city with the highest rate of street crimes. No significant measures were taken into account since the beginning of the year.
Earlier, Karachi Electronics Dealers Association (KEDA) has initiated new SOPs with Karachi Police and Citizen-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) ordering a quick swift in the action to curb snatching incidents.
Before the incident, it was observed that the incidents had non-Karachi thieves selling mobile phones in the market.
According to the latest instruction by KEDA, shopkeepers must ask for a CNIC of the buyer/seller. That will be first verified by CPLC. If found blocked, the police will be informed.
If the procedure is not implemented and hindrances are created by either shopkeeper or the purchaser, strict action will be adopted.