KARACHI – Many believe that Pakistan largest city Karachi has now become a peaceful part of the country as compared to the past few years but on-ground situations show that it’s not a complete-story.
According to the local sources and traders bodies, with the decrease in extortion cases after the Karachi operation, many police officers are involved in extortion cases.
Police officers are taking money on the daily basis from the shopkeepers in the market.
According to details, complaints of extortion and target killing have been decreased after September 2013 operation against target killing, kidnapping for ransom, extortion and terrorism.
Rangers and police officers claimed that strict action has taken against people involved in extortion and many of them were arrested and killed but now it has been seen that there is an increase in the extortion cases in which police is involved but law enforcers are not speaking a word about it.
Shopkeepers of different markets like Saddar, Aram Bagh, Burns Road, Nazimabad, Lyari, Quaidabad, Shah Faisal and Laiqatabad told that police officers demand extortion (BHATTA) just like they used to take before the operation in fact now they have increased the amount of extortion money.
Traders told PakistanTribe while asked about the situation that sometimes police mobiles come twice in a day and they take so much money from us.
All Karachi Tajir Ittehad (Alliance of traders) chairperson Atiq Mir has verified that police is taking extortion same as they used to get money 12 months.
Spokesperson of Karachi police said additional IG Karachi has strictly ordered to solve the issue.
He further said that the people from which police takes money doesn’t register FIR against the culprits and if we receive any complaint against any police officer, we will take strict action against them.
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