Published On: Sat, Apr 6th, 2019
Published in Category: Business / Karachi

Strret Crimes disrupt business activities in Karachi: PBIF

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Karachi : President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), Mian Zahid Hussain has said that traders community is standing shoulder to shoulder with police chief in  eradicating street crimes in Karachi as these are disturbing business related activities .

He said this while talking to a meeting of small traders here on Friday. He said that although Additional Inspector General of Police, Dr. Ameer Shaikh has formed street watch force, comprised of 1870 police personals but crime is on rise in the city; implementation of safe city project is vital to make Karachi a crime free City.

The business leader told the business community that more than 17000 street crimes incidents have been reported in the last three months to CPLC which lead to snatching of 9664 mobile phones, 5831 motorcycles and 345 vehicles. In addition, 60 valuable human lives have been lost including policemen and civilians. According to international survey, crime rate in Karachi is 58 percent, while 42 and 32 percent in Lahore and Islamabad respectively.

He said that Karachi is economic hub of Pakistan and stable peace in the city is vital to flourish the trade activities. Karachi police has proposed video surveillance project for the city in 2017, in which installation of 10,000 latest cameras on 2,000 different locations was proposed but the project is still not implemented. Only 3 thousand cameras have been installed on just 300 locations in the biggest city of the Country of over 20 million population, most of which are malfunctioning.

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