Mobile Handset Snatching On the Rise In Karachi

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The mobile handset snatching has been on the rise in the Karachi as an average 3,000 cases are reported every month in the city of highest cellular tele-density in Pakistan.

Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) Karachi latest statistics suggested that the number of crimes cases reported against handset snatching has been reached more than 30,000 from January to October 2010 in the city. The figures showed that both crimes considered as cases of mobile handset snatching and thefts.

The average incidents of mobile handset snatching was almost same as 3,000 per month in the last fiscal year 2009-10.

The CPLC registered the cases itself on the request of victim of the crime at their centers or through online forms. It also obtained their information on the local police stations of Karachi.

According to an estimate, more than 120 million connections of different companies are operated in Karachi and its nearing cities. The rising handset crimes forced them to buy low-cost handset to protect them from lost of costly handsets.

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  • this is not total report 50% of snatching not recorded…hamare area se roz 5 se 6 aese wardate hoti hain…lekin uski koi report wagera ni ki jati..tou uska matlb ke…yeh us record se bhi ziada hai…

  • “120 million” connections are operated in karachi? Pakistan as a whole has 100 million connections :) Need to correct the figure boss :P

  • I was on the main road near royal apartments ahead of mohd ali society in my car when a young 21 year old on a motorbyke came with a pistol and said to me to hand over my mobile i gave it then he frisked me for my wallet which i didnt have on me but had some money in my shirt pocket which he snatched away with people looking on, i felt remorse for the guy as he didnt have a just way to earn money, he certainly wasnt from karachi, i been living here for last 35years.No law no order wonderfull city isnt it.

  • mera mobile bhi mujh se chen lia tha road par. us main meri family ki pic then jin ka koi galat istamal kar raha ha. un pic ki i d bana kar mujy request bhjta ha. kia kesi ko koi tariqa pata ha usy trace karny ka to mujhy zaroor bataen mera number ha 03423626726

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