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 Karachi’s upscale Defence locale.
“At about 3pm a Toyota Corolla number plate GSD 999 was snatched from near Shahbaz Commercial area,” SSP South Omar Shahid Hamid said, adding that Mayor Karachi 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.
The police officer added that further investigation was underway.