A picture showing a robber snatching a mobile phone at gun point. — CPLC/File
A picture showing a robber snatching a mobile phone at gun point. — CPLC/File 
  • Home minister says incidents like this are unforgivable.
  • At least 6 people died due to resisting robbery in Ramadan. 
  • Deceased’s father says living in Pakistan has become punishment. 

KARACHI: Sindh Home Minister Ziaul Hasan Lanjar on Friday suspended Sharea Faisal Police Station’s station house officer (SHO) following the death of a 38-year-old due to resisting a robbery in Karachi’s Johar Chowrangi area. 

“Incidents like this are unforgivable,” said Lanjar over the failure to control the increasing street crime incidents. 

Rahber Ali, 38, was killed late Thursday night after snatchers opened fire over resisting robbery. The police said that the citizens caught the robbers and subjected them to violence.

According to the law enforcement official, one of the robbers was caught in an injured condition while the other fled. 

Karachi has been gripped by street crimes as at least six people have fallen victim to street crimes and lost their lives due to resisting robbery in the month of Ramadan.

Meanwhile, at least 47 citizens have been killed in snatching incidents in Karachi this year so far.

According to details, six robbers have been killed in 75 police encounters while 93 accused were arrested with injuries. 

‘Living in Pakistan has become punishment’

Akhtar Hussain, the father of the deceased Rahber Ali, told media persons that his son worked in online banking and food delivery. 

“My son was a good human and used to take care of his younger brothers as their father,” said Hussain, lamenting that poverty is the reason behind these robberies. 

He said that they received a call during sehri that their son’s body was in Jinnah Hospital, questioning the lack of role of the law enforcement agencies.

“Living in Pakistan has become a punishment,” Hussain, 70, expressed.

Meanwhile, Rahber’s son, while speaking to journalists, said that he was a fifth grader. 

“My father used to say that we should follow our dreams,” he said. 

He added that his father was never strict with him and loved him very much. 



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