Motorists are shocked and scared following a brazen armed robbery on the Lahore-Islamabad motorway as gunmen tortured four car-riders, held them hostage for hours, and escaped after depriving them of their valuables including a luxury car.

The armed robbery, which took place near Kot Momin interchange late Sunday, exposed the working the national highways and motorway police.

The victims say that there was not regular patrolling by the motorway police on the national highways which provided enough opportunity to the dacoits to strike at their will and escape without facing any resistance.

Hasham Yousaf, senior assignment editor Wqat news TV channel, along with his three friends was on his way to Islamabad on his latest model Honda-civic car (LEE-789) on Sunday night when one of his friends had to leave for washroom.“As we stopped the car a few kilometers away from Bhera interchange, unidentified gunmen resorted to gunfire.–Staff Reporter