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Auto theft: How not to get your car stolen

The Express Tribune -- If someone is following you, drive in the centre lane and drive to a crowded place. Always check your back seat when you get into your car and never ever leave anything of value inside it. This advise was given by Farida Essa, the general secretary of Consumer Association of Pakistan (CAP), during her presentation on how the consumers viewed car theft.

In her presentation Essa discussed how cars were stolen, why they were stolen and what tools were used in them.

She was talking at a seminar titled “Tracking of Stolen Vehicles on Highways and Motorways”, organised by National Highways and Motorways Police (NH&MP).

SP Usman Ghani Siddiqui of Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) criticised the weak prosecution loopholes in the system which allowed seasoned car thieves to get out on bail


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Submitted May 06, 2012 By: angel4me
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honda0105
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Message Posted: May 9, 2012 12:30:37 PM

ummm.. Pakistan?
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tjc09f
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Message Posted: May 8, 2012 8:11:35 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 8, 2012 1:29:01 PM

Pakistan???
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bigreddwg
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 11:04:41 PM

there is nothing you can REALLY do to stop car theif if he really wants your car for 5 reasons:
1) yours is a car they want to steal for their car theft ring;
2) you stupidly, left the keys in your ignition or left it running while you stopped at the local quik-mart;
3) you got drunk or lost or worse, parked it in the wrong side of town;
4) you were too cheap to buy anti-theft devices and
5) you lent your car to a roommate who has a drug habit and got car-jacked on the wrong-side of the tracks!!
all of that is BULLSH++, nothing is perfect and no amount of money will guarantee that your car won't be stolen and it doesn't matter what part of town you live in or come from, 'cause if crooks want your car - THEY WILL GET IT!!

[Edited by: bigreddwg at 5/7/2012 11:06:22 PM EST]
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kyjlh
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 7:23:43 PM

Ok
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sparky808
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:33:16 PM

Thank you for posting.
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fracknsave
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:10:35 PM

Chain it to the center pole in the garage?
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jeffbone
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 10:14:41 AM

"Not Newsworthy"
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vizilo
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:49:44 AM

are we now featuring Pakistan gas prices?
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:34:43 AM

Ok
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el_fr
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 6:48:13 AM

This advice may work for Pakistan but not so useful inthe US
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 5:45:33 AM

Just stay home.
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 5:41:27 AM

I think it's a shame that any of them are stolen.
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Grizdad
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 4:46:11 AM

Thieves suck.

Make sure your car is locked as not to help the idiots.
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koikaze
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 2:35:33 AM

oh please just take my car..insurance will certainly reimburse me for a new one.
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animal_rights
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 2:04:49 AM

If someone is following you, you might have bigger problems ... get a gun.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:54:39 AM

Don't go there
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singlemom27
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:41:50 AM

Ridiculous advice, which in the article should not be spelled with an "s".
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LQQKGAS
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:41:26 AM


Just hire a 24/7 security guard !
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:41:12 AM

keep your clunker.
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Scoutca
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:37:26 AM

Fortunately have never had a car stolen, good basic common sense
helps alot...
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trinda1
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:36:29 AM

10K - they will now.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:29:45 AM

it seems they have the same problem there as we do here, and the same weak judicial system
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:29:16 AM

Just don't go there, if you have a choice.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:27:21 AM

good advice
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:25:19 AM

Strange article
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:23:03 AM

yeah....Right
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:19:31 AM

Agree with firefly09, Stay away from pakistan.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:18:59 AM

ok.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:17:25 AM

Also, don't let anyone who is carrying an AK-47, or who has sticks of dynamite strapped to their body, get too close.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:15:51 AM

Just use commen sense.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:15:26 AM

Stay away from Pakistan.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:11:03 AM

Get a sticker that says " I dont call 911" or " Trespassers will be shot on sight, survivors will be shot again".
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:10:42 AM


I'll remember that next time I drive to Pakistan.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:09:56 AM

Good advice.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:08:16 AM

my car has been stolen twice-both times the car was unlocked, windows down, keys laying in the foot..no car thief would ever look down in the foot, now would they ??..
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:06:27 AM

Customized my muscle car with
StreetGlo reflective graphics.

No one would dare think of stealing
such an individualized masterpeice, thats
Lojack equipped & has etched windows, too.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 1:02:24 AM

A surfacing problem.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:59:39 AM

Drive a junky looking car like I do that is well maintained and can move out when necessary.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:56:04 AM

Not much new.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:52:46 AM

Unfortunately that was pretty much a waste. The only thing fairly recent in it was the Anti-tracking devices some thieves are deploying.

[Edited by: TIGERPAW46 at 5/7/2012 12:54:02 AM EST]
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Mr Tex
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:52:02 AM

In Pakistan?
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:51:40 AM

Theft will be a growing concern as the economy goes down the tubes
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:51:36 AM

Works for me.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:49:43 AM

Join the NRA, get NRA stickers. Yes, even in Pakistan.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:46:06 AM

I'll keep that in mind...the next time I'm driving from home or work... to Pakistan. I suspect that I would have more there to worry about than just having my car stolen.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:44:51 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:44:16 AM

Modern security systems do a good job at preventing auto theft.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:43:25 AM

ok
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 12:41:58 AM

"NH&MP." Hmmm, doesn't quite have the same ring as "CHiPs" has.

Instead of Ponch and John on motorcycles in L.A., maybe Omar and Charvak driving Tata Nanos in Lahore. Who knows? It might be a hit!
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