Three recent high-profile arrests of car-lifters and their interrogations reveal that the gangs run their operations hand in glove with police officers, and the links are so deep that they will not be severed immediately. The capital police also allege that there are corrupt officers within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police department who inform car-lifters about any possible crackdown by the Islamabad and Punjab police and prevent their arrests. At the end of it, auto-theft is one of the major crimes in the country and despite several measures to curb it the law enforcement agencies of country, including Islamabad police, is nowhere close to countering it entirely. Khurram Saleem Islamabad