The Rangers from Pakistan had arrested three suspected individuals and discovered stockpiled weapons and ammunition from the Rizvia Society of Karachi on December 18. According to the statements from Pakistan Rangers Sindh, Amir Abbas, Azam Abbas and Asif had been arrested in connection with the discovery. The Rangers also informed that the suspects had a connection in the illegal trade of weapons and ammunition. Soon after the primary investigation, the accused led the law enforcers to a hidden place in another residence where they have discovered the huge collection of stockpiled weapons.
The discovered weapons included four sub-machine guns (SMGs), a G3 rifle, M4 rifles, two 7mm rifles, a .22 pistol, a .22 rifle, five 12 bore rifle, six 9mm pistols, a 32 bore pistol and a 38 bore pistol from the location. In addition, they also seized about 2,159 rounds of diverse weapons from the possession of the suspects. Major General Muhammad Saeed, the Director-General (DG) of Pakistan Rangers remarked during his visit to Bahria University’s Karachi campus on December 18 that the Karachi operation has shown remarkable positive results. The positive result could be described as the outcome of the development of peace situation across the metropolis.
He also made it clear that they are trying their best to develop the ongoing situation regarding peace and security and it would be continued until the fulfilment of objectives. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Interior had issued a notification on the request of the Government of Sindh regarding the expansion of Ranger’s action for 90 days. The addition had been approved underneath clause 1, sub-section 3, of section 4 of the Anti-terrorism Act 1997(XXVII of 1997) and was effective from October 18.