Armoured car business thrives in Pakistan

An increasing number of wealthy residents of Karachi are securing their cars against gun and bomb attacks.

    Increasing violence in the Pakistani city of Karachi has resulted in a surge in the demand for armoured vehicles.

    More than 2,000 people were killed in attacks last year and at least 100 were abducted for ransom.

    People have been resorting to reinforced cars to counter an ever-increasing number of gun and bomb attacks.

    Making cars bullet and bomb proof costs at least $30,000, on top of the purchase of the vehicle, making it a solution only for the wealthy in a country where many people live on only a few dollars a day.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Karachi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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