The black Prado has replaced the white Corolla in Karachi. We are told that such vehicles are being used by a gang who target single women in cars and force them to stop and then kidnap them. Social media is flooded with stories of such incidents. In some such stories, there is the involvement of the police as well.
None of this is confirmed. Senior officials say that not one such case has been confirmed either with them, the CPLC or even the media. They say that the panic being created is without foundation.
Despite this categorical denial, women drivers have reported instances where they were followed by SUVs with tinted glasses and government number plates. This has been independently confirmed. But there have been no reports of criminal assault. And yet, there never is.
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