Karachi man killed for resisting street robbery on Eid day

KARACHI: Amid rampant street crimes in Karachi, another man was shot dead by robbers in the city’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal Chowrangi for resisting robbery during Eid-ul-Fitr, police said Friday.

According to the law enforcement officials, the deceased was identified as Turab Zaidi and further investigation into the matter was taking place.

Meanwhile, four people sustained injuries in different parts of Karachi including Shah Latif Town, Nazimabad and Korangi during robbery attempts, added the police.

Karachi has been gripped by street crimes as at least 59 people have lost their lives while 200 were injured due to resisting robbery this year so far.

According to sources, as many as 6,780 criminal incidents were carried out in Karachi in the holy month of Ramadan in which 20 vehicles were snatched and more than 130 others stolen.

Moreover, 830 motorcycles were also snatched with 4,200 others stolen in the same month. Meanwhile, 19 people were lost their lives in Ramadan while 55 were injured.

A few days back, the Sindh High Court (SHC) had given a one-month ultimatum to the provincial authorities to restore law and order in the province amid rising incidents of street crime in Karachi.

SHC Chief Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi ordered the provincial authorities to restore law and order across the province within a month. He also directed strict actions against “influential persons” who were involved in sabotaging the law and order situation.

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