A senior member of Awami Web editorial team living in Karachi, went to “Galaxy Currency Exchange” located at Bahadurabad Chowrangi to exchange Pakistani rupees with UAE dirham. A responsible person of the currency exchange told him that he would give him UAE dirham at a bank after receiving Pakistani rupees from him. He then went to the bank to withdraw money from his account and waited for the person from Galaxy Currency Exchange who came after half an hour and exchanged the money!
No sooner did our member with his family reach at his house gate, two bandits came on pillion riding and looted a huge amount of money and cell phones from his custody! This is not the first incident but many of the same mishaps have surely been reported in the past in which staff of currency exchanges was usually involved!
Listening to the story by my relative, it feels that the person from Galaxy Currency Exchange is behind this robbery! Also it is noticeable that Galaxy Currency Exchange has already been known for its notoriety because such types of robbery allegations have been imposed on the exchange in the past! The incident has snatched the happiness of the affected family and they are worried to bear a big loss! Also they are compelled to take loan from other relatives to spend the whole month! Why not the robbers or those who are involved in such types of deeds think that people can lose their consciousness or lives due to their bad deeds?! People today have many problems and we don’t know what their needs are and for what purpose they withdraw money from banks!
I appeal to the concerned authorities to take stern actions on these issues so that people can live freely and happily! Also I request to the SHO of the area to please tighten the security of the affected area as many robberies are reported there twice or thrice a week!