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In Karachi, Pakistan, few families are untouched by crime
In Karachi, Pakistan, few families are untouched by crime

KARACHI, Pakistan — When the gunmen slid in the back seat behind Saad Qaimkhani and his friend, the college student thought they were after his cellphone, or maybe the car. Then the men told them to drive. Almost all private cars in this shoot-'em-up city have an embedded device that allows a security company to lock the engine of a stolen vehicle remotely. In this case, though, when a bystander alerted the security company and the car came to a standstill, the thugs ordered the young men into another car and drove them around Karachi to make sure they weren't being tailed. That's when Qaimkhani knew for sure: He was being kidnapped. He and his friend were taken to...

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