Every year in the holy month of Ramazan the unholy terror of street crime rises in Karachi. The most common street crimes are car, motorcycle and mobile phone snatching and looting shops.
Criminals come well-prepared and well-armed to execute these crimes by overpowering their victims with the help of their greatest weapon – fear.
Even though law enforcement agencies proudly tally their successes in the ongoing operation against terrorists, banned outfits and militant wings of political and religious organisations, Karachiites have been relentlessly attacked year after year by a rise in street crimes. But this year something has changed and there is a drop in street crimes.