A video of robbers shooting a man while snatching in Islamabad’s E-11 sector has gone viral on social media. Viral video is the CCTV footage, and it shows that robbers shot the man who was left critically injured while snatching valuables from him.
Robbers ran to the other side of the road after shooting the man. The injured man continued to call for help. The viral video has instilled fear among social media users. It is, however, unclear if the man was robbed outside his home or he was a passer-by. It seems that the victim resisted the snatchers.
Social media users have demanded the authorities in the capital city catch the culprits immediately and take measures to ensure the safety of the citizens.
— Dilawar Khan (@dilawark) September 15, 2021
And check the ruthlessness of the people (in cars) crossing the injured man but not bothering to rescue him https://t.co/Ef5Cp1kUw9
— Nadia Mirza (@nadia_a_mirza) September 15, 2021
A social media user commented that E-11 is among the most unsafe sectors of Islamabad where the crime rate is higher. Others asked DC Islamabad Hamza Shafqaat about his recent social media post claiming the improved security situation in Islamabad.
Islamabad safer than Sydney, Paris & London?
Earlier this month, DC Islamabad had shared the international ranking claiming the capital as the second safest city in South Asia. Numbeo, which claims to be the world’s largest database of user-contributed data about cities and countries.
In the list of safest cities, Islamabad had secured the second spot out of 34 cities. Islamabad had scored 70.85 out of 100 points. DC Islamabad had shared the list on his Twitter account as well.
This is the law and order situation of capital. https://t.co/FTO04pjSS1
— Usamah Mahmood Khan (@UsaMahmoodKhan) September 15, 2021
“Islamabad ranked as the second safest city in Southern Asia, with a safety index of 70.85,” wrote Hamza Shafqaat in a tweet.
However, according to the World Crime Index released last year, Islamabad was declared one of the safest cities in the world following the ascension of 69 spots in the list.
It stood at 232nd in the annual list last year but steadily progressed to the 301st spot in the current list, indicating a significant drop in the crime rate.
The reports stipulate that the crime rate decreased from 32.88% to 28.63% in one year. Interestingly, Islamabad is now safer than Sydney, Berlin, London, Moscow, Paris, and Shanghai.