Even after numerous years of operation by Rangers, the rate of street crimes in Karachi continues to hike and law and situation in the city remain uncertain. Apart from mobile thefts, snatching, armed robberies and kidnapping, every spell brings a new crime that goes rampant, creating fear and anxiety among the residents until it becomes a norm and people learn to live with it. However, someone is finally speaking up against the dismal safety conditions that limit the daily life of Karachi-ites in one way or another. Frieha Altaf, after becoming a victim of such crime, took to Twitter yesterday to give her account of how she was held at gunpoint while returning home. The renowned Fashion celebrity also demanded measures to ensure a safer Karachi. Here’s what she had to say!
Got held up @ gunpoint coming home frm fashion week last night with my daughter. 3 adolescent boys on a bike! Nothing worse than having a gun in your face with ur kid in the car. Khi needs a cleanup asap My real estate agent has been held up 11 times! #NayaPakistan @ImranKhanPTI
— Frieha Altaf (@FriehaAltaf) September 30, 2018
Soon after, the CEO of Ary Digital Network, Jerjees Seja also tweeted in support of Frieha Altaf and reiterated the demand of curbing the rise in the rate of street crimes in Karachi. Without mincing his words, Jerjees addressed PM Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi, CM Imran Ismail and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry in his tweet and urged the leaders to fulfill their promise of Naya (new) and prosperous Pakistan.
This is what i am talking about… lets make noise and have this stopped. @ImranKhanPTI @ArifAlvi @fawadchaudhry @ImranIsmailPTI is this why karachi voted for you guys? Immediate action required … after tabdeeli we didnt expect karachi to go back into darkness https://t.co/92wOY2EIpz
— Jerjees Seja (JJ) (@Jerjees) September 30, 2018
To add to the point, Fahad Mustafa, who was in Lahore at the time, expressed that the presence of traffic wardens and police personnel on the streets of Lahore makes him feel more secure and that people of Karachi should also be able to live such a life.
Its true im in lhr and there is a sense of security in the air tarffic wardens and police seems to be present on the streets where they should be i always feel like this is a different country all together people of karachi sindh needs the same @ArifAlvi @ImranKhanPTI 🙏 pic.twitter.com/3V8Ekk0Sub
— Fahad Mustafa (@fahadmustafa26) September 30, 2018
Pervasive street crimes in Karachi and the sudden hike after PTI assumed power is both condemnable and worrisome, especially considering the fact that the city is a hub of economic activities. A safer Karachi will definitely boost investments and produce more avenues to generate income. On the contrary, PTI government will fare badly if the law and order situation in the city of lights remains a neglected issue.