Edhi held hostage, deprived of millions in cash and gold

edhiiKARACHI: World renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi was held at gunpoint on Sunday and deprived of cash and valuables estimated to be worth millions of rupees.

Dacoits looted gold and cash worth hundreds of thousands of rupees from prominent philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi at his centre in Mithadar area of Karachi.

According to Edhi centre spokesman, eight dacoits broke into Mithadar’s Edhi Centre and made Abdul Sattar Edhi hostage while looting the centre.

Edhi said that dacoits woke him up and asked for keys of the closets. “They (dacoits) didn’t manhandle me,” he added.

Faisal Edhi, son of Abdul Sattar Edhi, said that the dacoits robbed gold and cash from two closets.

According to reports, after holding the inhabitants hostage, the criminals spent over an hour going through cupboards and drawers making away with cash and valuables including 10 million rupees in cash as well as 5 kilograms of gold.

Cash and valuables looted by the robbers were donated to the Edhi Foundation for social work. The criminals managed to escape on motorbikes after the heist.

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah taking notice of robbery in Edhi Centre, directed police to bring the culprits to book immediately.

The chief minister directed Sindh Police Additional Inspector General (AIG) Ghulam Qadir Thebo to submit the report of robbery incident.INP

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