In Islamabad yesterday, more arms and ammunitions, in addition to those discovered from the Iraqi Embassy on Saturday were seized from the residence of the Iraqi Attache Mr.
House of political Attache
Arms being searched
Police station building Foreign and local journalists looking at arms displayed.
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Background: In Islamabad yesterday, more arms and ammunitions, in addition to those discovered from the Iraqi Embassy on Saturday were seized from the residence of the Iraqi Attache Mr. Nasir Saud, during a search conducted by a police party.
The search of the house was carried out with the permission of the Iraqi Ambassador, and in the presence of the Second Secretary, Mr. Tariq Mohammad. Arms were found all over the place.
An inventory of the arms was made and signed by an Iraqi diplomat.
The recovered arms included thirty machina guns, 30 empty magazines and two VHF radio transmitters.
The security force took two scaled crates to the Chancery and opened them in the presence of the Iraqi diplomats. They contained empty magazines for sub-machine guns.
The Iraqi political Attache Nasir Saud has been declared persona non grata by the Pakistan Government since the gun-running racket was discovered.
Later at the Central Police Station in Islamabad local and foreign journalists were shown all the arms and ammunitions seized at the Chancery, airport and the political Attache's residence.
A spokesman of the security force operation said the recovery of arms has been completed and a complete inventory of the arms and ammunitions has boon prepared.
The arms and ammunitions recovered at the Chancery comprised 300 sub machine guns, 921 magazines, 7.62 mm ammunition of 26,000 rounds, 3.3 ammunition of 10,000 rounds, 7.62 mm loaded field magazines with 22,000 to 30,000 rounds of ammunition along with guerrilla warfare equipment and receiving and ???
The arms and equipment were being brought into Pakistan under diplomatic cover.
The crates were being flown in from Baghdad to Karachi by the Iraqi Airway from where they were transhipped by PIA planes and brought to Islamabad.