Nabeel Qureshi, Hira Mani, Gul-e-Rana and others were harassed, robbed, and attacked by mob
The shoot was ongoing in Karachi’s PIB Colony
Police have arrested 6 individuals after FIR was lodged
In an unfortunate incident, Filmmaker Nabeel Qureshi and his crew were attacked by a mob during a shoot on set in Jamshed Quarters, Martin Road in Karachi’s PIB Colony on Monday night.
According to the account, Qureshi along with Hira Mani, Salman Saquib (Mani) and Gul-e-Rana, along with others and the crew members were robbed and filming gear was stolen.
Reportedly, they had lodged an FIR at PIB Police Station, after which SSP East Zubair Nazeer Sheikh announced that 6 individuals have been arrested.
Nabeel Qureshi took to Twitter to give his first-hand account of the terrifying incident that took place. He wrote:
We have been attacked by mov in PIB Colony/Jamshed Quater martin road during the shoot they got into the house we were shooting a hundred people they harrases women/actresses, beat the shit out of the crew, and stole mobiles, and equipment. We are sitting here in PIB police station, they attacked like anything honestly this never happened before in Karachi, they were equipped with weapons, they stole mobiles wallet they do not care about ladies they raise their hands etc.
1/2 we are sitting here in PIB police station, they attacked like anything honestly this never happened before in karachi, they were equipped with weapons, they stole mobiles wallet they do not care about ladies they raise their hands etc.
— Nabeel Qureshi (@nabeelqureshi) February 6, 2023
Hira Mani also took to social media to express her feelings about the traumatic event that took place:
Mani also shared his two cents:
As the incident went viral, several showbiz stars including Mahira Khan, Ahsan Khan, Osman Khalid Butt and others denounced the violent act and raised their vocals for the safety of showbiz stars.
Social Media React to Nabeel Qureshi, Hira Mani & Crew Incident in Karachi
I don’t believe this!! Who is responsible ? Who will answer for this? https://t.co/5Kv2Eu7TJc
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 6, 2023
So sorry to hear what happened. This is outrageous! We are with you. Who were these ppl?!
— Fifi Haroon (@fifiharoon) February 6, 2023
This is horrific. I hope you all are ok my friend
— iamOnir (@IamOnir) February 7, 2023
Hira Mani Robbery Incident in Karachi
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that Hira Mani has been a victim of such an incident before. The actress turned to her social media with a CCTV footage of two men on bikes ambushing her and her two sons outside of their home. They robbed her at gunpoint and rode away with her mobile phone and other costly belongings.
Following the incident, the Yakeen Ka Safar star, in a message to the muggers, said on her social media: “Dear mobile snatcher, I forgive you.”
— Nagina Shafqat (@Shafqat08512770) May 2, 2021
Crime Rates Increasing in Karachi
Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan, is facing a rising crime rate that has become a major concern for its residents. The city, once known for its vibrant culture, is now plagued by various forms of criminal activities ranging from petty theft to organized crime and terrorism. In this article, we will examine the reasons behind the increase in the crime rate in Karachi and the measures that need to be taken to curb this problem.
One of the major reasons behind the increase in the crime rate in Karachi is poverty. With a growing population and high unemployment rates, many people in the city are struggling to make ends meet. This has led to a rise in petty crimes such as theft and robbery, as people resort to criminal activities to support themselves and their families.
Another factor that contributes to the increase in crime rate is the lack of effective law enforcement. Despite having a large police force, the police in Karachi are often overwhelmed by the sheer volume of criminal activities in the city. Additionally, corruption within the police force has made it difficult for them to effectively tackle crime. This has created a vacuum where criminals can operate with relative impunity, further fueling the rise in crime rate.
The presence of organized crime syndicates in Karachi is also a major contributor to the increase in the crime rate. These syndicates are involved in various illegal activities such as drug trafficking, human smuggling, and extortion, and they have significant control over large parts of the city. The inability of the police to effectively counter these syndicates has allowed them to operate with impunity, leading to a rise in criminal activities.
To effectively address the problem of the increasing crime rate in Karachi, a multi-pronged approach is needed. This includes improving the standard of living for the city’s residents, through job creation and poverty reduction programs. This will reduce the number of people resorting to criminal activities to support themselves and their families.
Additionally, there needs to be a concerted effort to root out corruption within the police force and to increase the effectiveness of law enforcement. This will help to create a safer environment for the residents of Karachi, and to curb the rise in crime rate.
Finally, the government needs to take a more proactive approach to tackle organized crime syndicates. This includes cracking down on illegal activities and taking measures to dismantle the syndicates themselves.
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