KARACHI: Just days after unidentified men snatched away Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar’s official car, a second government vehicle was stolen in the city on late Sunday night.
Sindh Assembly Secretary GM Umar Farooq’s car was snatched in Sachal Goth, a neighbourhood in Gulshan-e-Iqbal. Unfortunately for him, his car did not have any tracker in it. Thieves stole the vehicle at gunpoint from Farooq’s driver, Farhan Ali. The driver told the police he came to Sachal Goth to visit his friends.
Malir Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Shiraz Nazir confirmed the incident and said the car was an official vehicle with number GSC-748.
A case has been lodged by the driver at the Sachal police station. He said that there were three suspects, two of whom took the car and the other was on a motorcycle. They stole cash and other valuables as well, said Ali.
On Saturday, Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar’s official car was snatched in Defence. It was also being driven by his driver. The vehicle was stolen from DHA’s Khayaban-e-Bukhari area and a case was registered at the Darakshan police station.
Malir SSP Shiraz Nazeer told the media that only the driver was present in the car at the time of the incidents.
He further said that the search for the car and investigations are underway.