Street crimes

Street crimes such as snatching of mobile phones, cars, gold ornaments are the burning question of today. The incidents of street crime has jumped up in Karachi as the issue is supposedly overlooked by the law-enforcement agencies as they are engaged in dealing with major issues like restoration of peace and detention of militants and hitmen as well as ongoing operations against terrorists. This is a wonderful job being done by the law enforcers but at the same time their over-engagement has led to increased street crimes.
In cities like Karachi, one cannot find a person without a story of snatching a cell phone or whooping cash. Everyday street crimes hit newspaper headlines, but, sadly, no worthwhile efforts have been made to surmount this despicable issue. Research pinpoints that the people who commit such crimes are simple native looking souls who are tired of prolonged poverty and joblessness and do indulge in such activities.
The main reason for this is the widening difference between rich and poor. In the past the rich used to help the poor, which created a sense of brotherhood but, unfortunately, the bond has weakened and situation stands reversed. The ethical values seem to have faded away. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. In fact, the only way to end up these crimes, we ought to educate our younger generation because an educated and literate person can take the country to progress while parents have to spend more time with their children telling them about the disadvantages and ominous effects of these crimes. Even though, the situation of Karachi pertaining to its peace, security and stability has significantly improved over the past months, however, true stability will be seen when the city’s roads will become safe for the common man.
M G BALOCH
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