Robbers ‘earn’ over Rs12b across Punjab in 2020 so far

By: News Desk      Published: 05:18 PM, 26 Aug, 2020
Robbers ‘earn’ over Rs12b across Punjab in 2020 so far
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Amid the tall claims made by the Usman Buzdar government about good governance, the citizens of Punjab have so far lost valuables and cash to the tune of over Rs12 billion in robberies across the province, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

It means the robbers, unfortunately, set a new record as the amount over Rs6 billion in the corresponding period of 2019.

To be exact, the citizens of Punjab have so far lost over Rs12.39 billion [Rs12,395,000,000] in robberies in 2020 which shows that the loss doubled in the current year.

This people are witnessing this situation despite the fact that the current IGP – Capt (retd) Shoaib Dastgir – is the fifth person to head the Punjab Police after Buzdar assumed power after the July 25 elections in 2018.

Hence, it also shows that all the special favours of the part of provincial government and enhanced resources for the police did not produce any result other than the criminals “improving their performance” by over 100 percent.

This fiasco is a natural consequence of the fact that the number of thefts, robberies and dacoities are on the rise with the police unable to check the trend.

Ultimately, the citizens of Punjab have been left at the mercy of criminals due to the poor strategy and weak leadership shown by the police.

Despite this state of affairs, the only thing done so far is to summon the officers to the Central Police Office in Lahore.

On the other hand, the Punjab Police still justifying their performance with an excuse that the recovery rate has increased in 2020.