Islamabad, Sept 14(ANI): Gilgit-Baltistan is the 'World Bank' of stolen cars, according to a car don who is in the custody of Pakistan's Punjab government.
The jailed don claims that if he gets the help of the GB administration, he can identify and recover at least 45,000 vehicles running on the streets there.
In a 33-page statement, which he wants to submit to the Supreme Court, Mohammad Hassan says that smaller and inexpensive vehicles, such as Suzuki Mehran and Suzuki Bolan, are the most popular stolen vehicles in GB.
"These sell like hot cakes. You just appoint a small team of honest officers with the necessary judicial and administrative powers and tell them to accompany me to Gilgit-Baltistan. I can help recover at least 45,000 vehicles," The News quoted Hassan, as saying.
In his statement, he says that the GB is such a huge market for these small stolen vehicles that the demand never ceases, and that the 'carriers' are not required to wait for even a single day to dispose of these stolen vehicles, whether they have original or tampered numbers.
"The fact is that car thieves and carriers at times find it difficult to meet the demand from GB. So much is the demand for these vehicles and so easy it is there for people to get them officially registered as new vehicles, that the carriers don't even bother to change the engine or chassis numbers," Hassan says.
The don says that carjackers get orders for supply of up to 20 vehicles on a daily basis from their clients in the GB and then go berserk in the plains of the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), outrageously stealing vehicles of poor people in collaboration with the police and then shifting them to the GB.
"There are many routes available for these carriers to take the vehicles to GB, of which some are absolutely without any presence of the police or any other law enforcement agency," he reveals. (ANI)