these are not only stolen vehicles. rather, the percentage of stolen vehicles is very less. majority are bank leased vehicles which are sold on purpose and then a fake FIR is launched by the lessee.
This has become very common. Let me narrate a complete incident.
A friend was travelling from lahore to gujrat at night. He was stopped by a couple of guys wearing police uniforms near wazirabad bypass. The policemen asked for registration book and while checking the book, he sat in front while the other sat in the back seat. They then produced pistols and asked him to drive back towards lahore. They had a corolla with them with a blue light on it.
While travelling towards lahore, they took about 30k from his wallet. Then asked him to stop in front of an ATM. Asked him to take money out of his account. Got 50k from there. Then he was given some medicine and lost consciousness.
When he regained consciousness the next morning, he found himself on a charpai outisde a truck hotel. All he had in his pocket was 1000rs which the guys had purposefully left.
An FIR for theft was launched and since the car was insured, his claim went into processing. Some days later, he got a call from a pathan who asked his and his father's name and then told him that he had his car and he can get his car back on payment of ....this much money from ....... city.
Our friend asked him for sometime and consulted some other people. It was decided that since the insurance claim is being processed, its no use to take the car back. When the pathan called again, our friend said that he had the fear that if he come to ..... city, you people will take the money and might not give the car. What would he do then.
Upon this the pathan introduced himself. He said "i have bought your car. It is my business. My name is ..... and I am the president of ...... city car dealer association. ...... is my showroom's name. You can ask anyone about me and if you are not satisfied, name any person from gujrat who will pay money for you. We will handover the car to you in gujrat and take money from any person that you name."
Our guy did not go for it. A civic was spotted later on on a showroom in gujrat which looked like ours. It was sold to a party some days later and then returned. It was learnt that the car was returned coz it was tempered. Any how, we did not pursue the car coz the claim was processed and the guy got some of his money back after the depreciation thingy.
There are a lot of such examples out there. May Allah keep everyone and everyone's belongings safe.
I have intentionally not written the name of the city. It was in KPK.