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Karachiites have their own enemies, according to the city police chief, who is concerned about the rising crime rate.

The city police chief believes that the situation is not as bad as it is being made out to be despite the fact that people are extremely concerned about the rising crime rate in Karachi and the numerous residents who are falling victim to robbers every day.

In a press conference held at the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) on Friday, Karachi Police Chief Jawed Alam Odho refuted claims that crime was on the rise in the city.

When the chief cop for the city paid a visit to the KCCI, he learned about the concerns and issues that the traders were having and assured them that he would work tirelessly to find solutions.

In his speech during the police chief’s visit, renowned businessman Zubair Motiwala questioned the law enforcement agency’s (LEA) function in the city.

He complained about the performance of 108 station house officers and said that people are being robbed in the city (SHOs). “Tell us: Do you want Karachi to close? Can we not conduct business?”

The businesspeople raise a fuss, create a stir, and then claim that there is no investment in the city in response to the Karachi police chief’s remark that the city’s residents are their “own enemy.”

He claimed that Lahore and other cities had higher crime rates, but the people of Karachi are kicking themselves.

Odho stated that data from the Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) showed a decrease in crime incidences in Karachi, as 18,000 automobiles were stolen or taken from the city last year, compared to 13,000 this year.He emphasised that the city needed the Safe City plan, and that the problems would get worse if the flood victims were not contained.

The police chief for the city advised that command and control centres be promoted by business communities.He let the traders know that the police had put up video systems all over, which had made things better.