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Karachi mayor’s vehicle snatched at gunpoint
By Tariq Butt September 09, 2018
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ISLAMABAD: Amid rising street crimes and a significant spike in theft of governmental vehicles, Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar’s official car was snatched on gunpoint in upscale Defence locality of Karachi on Saturday.

“At about 3:00pm a Toyota Corolla number GSD 999 was snatched from near Shahbaz Commercial area,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) South Omar Shahid Hamid said, adding that Mayor Akhtar’s family was using the car.

According to the police officer, three men in a white Suzuki Cultus snatched the car on gunpoint. “The case seems to be linked to earlier snatching of governmental vehicles,” he said adding that investigation was underway.

At least 27 care theft incidents involving green (government) number plates have been reported during the last one year. Most of the criminal occurrences took place in South district, particularly in the Clifton and Defence areas.
 

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