Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Small Robbery

Sometimes the most eye-popping stories are seemingly inconsequential ones tucked away on the inside pages of mainstream papers. Here's one from page 3 of the daily Jang yesterday.



Basically, there was a robbery at the house of Jang sub-editor Afsheen Nighat, while she and her family were out. So far, nothing much out of the ordinary. Robberies happen all the time in Karachi or any place for that matter. But what stands out is what was stolen. Here's a translation of the operative part of the small single-column story:

"According to details, while [daily Jang sub-editor] Afsheen Nighat and her family, who reside in Block 10-A Gulshan-e-Iqbal, were participating in a religious gathering at a neighbour's house, more than 80 lakhs worth of valuable (sic) platinum and gold jewellery, over 200,000 US dollars, over 1,000 British pounds and 30 lakhs worth of prize bonds and Pakistani currency were stolen from their house. However the thieves did not even touch the Irani and Egyptian currency also present in the house and it remained safe. A report of the incident has been lodged with the Sharae Faisal police station."

If that didn't make you cough out your beverage of choice, I don't know what will. Whatever one was doing with such unbelievable liquidity at home, I don't even know of anyone with PLATINUM jewellery! Sub-editors sure do better than they used to. As they say on Twitter, FML!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jang has never been my fav news paper, it's BBCURDU.Com or Expressnews.pk. Also you must highlight the copy paste news by Jang Group, specially they copy from different websites and publish them without giving credit to original writer.

Qamar Abbas Khokhar said...

Amazing...

Urooj Zia said...

HaiN? How do you not know anyone with platinum jewellery? Yeh kaisi bongi thhee bhai?

Akhtar Rind said...

Its Jang News, so must be true.. I wonder if any Income tax paid..

PoorTheNewsSub said...

I would have left my job had i had half as much money. I swear.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm. Wonder if there are any vacancies at Jang

KK Jr. said...

I urge Kamran Khan to do a special show on this and find out where did all this money and jewelry come from. Oh, but KK's part of Jang. Damn.
I too want to become a 'sub' at Jang.

Jamil said...

This is preposterous and scandalous. How do you know it was all made by Editor? Do you know her families financial standing? WTF

Asaad Khaild said...

Kamran Khan had made lot of money through "Ainak wala gin" Show sorry I meant Aaj Kamran Khan Kae Sath. Blackmailer has got BMW in gift from Nawaz Sharif. You can very well know now why gives so much respect to Nawaz Sharif.

Anonymous said...

Agree with Jamil here.

@XYZ, you are almost pulling a Maya Khan here by venturing into somebody's private finances. She is not a public figure so you cannot scrutinize her sources of money.

Plus, like jamil said, we don't know who else lives in her house and what purpose they may have in keeping this amount of $$ at home.

Anonymous said...

Few things come to mind,
.
A. Are those resources (that are reported stolen) accountable as part of anyone's income or any other windfall in the family. If the family was part of some royalty or were in the "really really good books" of the British East India company, this might be not far from the truth.
B. Why would such a wealthy family not make proper safeguards to prevent robbery?
C. Are they advertising this - so more thieves will be able to make note of the available resources & try their sleazy hand in other houses in that neighborhood?
D. "FML" - why should a rich person working as a sub-editor or someone from an elite family working for Jang lead to annoyance for anyone?
E. Spy / Intel / Counter-Intel agents / assets: One plausible reason for someone to have such amounts of liquidity in 4 different foreign currencies could be some relation to a Intel or Counter-Intel agent or an asset. Money laundering may also be a reason. However, all these & other such opinions are mere speculations - and can not be conclusive without some hard evidence to back these claims.
E. Does someone in the family have ties to brokers or cricket-players - since the most recent money-flows have been closely related to the game.
.
MN

Anonymous said...

two words come to mind: "Insurance Fraud"

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