Islamabad - Residents have expressed grave concern over growing incidents of pickpocketing, purse snatching and other street crimes in Karachi Company due to lack of security arrangements.

“Inside the marker security arrangements are next to nil and the consumers are looted and robbed in broad daylight at gun point,” said Ghulam Asghar, a consumer.

“Market plunges into darkness in the early evening as it stands deprived of any streetlight arrangement.

The miscreants and anti-social elements snatch purses from women and hurl abusive remarks on them, said Uzma Gill, a lady teacher. “We are working women and find time only in the evening to purchase commodities from the market,” said Zulaikha Bibi, a working woman.

The residents of the area, particularly lady consumers, have demanded of the government to take measures for tightening security in the market.