Geo News' employee robbed at gunpoint by 3 armed men near Sindh Assembly

Robbers snatch victim's mobile phone, bag, money as well as his 70cc motorcycle and fled

Representational image of a person holding a gun. — AFP/File

KARACHI: An employee of Geo News (Digital) was robbed by three armed snatchers on Sunday morning near the Sindh Assembly. 

The employee, Sharjeel Ahmed Khan, who works as a social media executive at Geo News, was travelling to office from Liaquatabad to II Chundrigar Road when he was held at gunpoint by three armed men. 

The suspects snatched the victim's mobile phone, bag, money as well as his 70cc motorcycle and fled.  Sharjeel told Geo News that he contacted the police soon after the incident. 

However, the law enforcement officials, instead of reaching at the spot and helping him, told the victim that a report has been filed over the phone. 

They also advised him to file a report at Aram Bagh Police Station. Sharjeel said that he left for the station as soon as possible. 

The victim then reported the incident and said that the police assured him that they would take action after getting the CCTV footage on Monday. 

Later, a first information report (FIR) of the incident was lodged at Aram Bagh Police Station on the complaint of Sharjeel. 

Karachi has seen a spree of street crimes, with top officials assuring the public repeatedly that they would take action to control the menace — but to no avail.

More than 70 people have so far lost their lives in snatching incidents so far in the city during the ongoing year.