KARACHI: Pakistan Customs has formed six teams to collect data regarding sale and purchase of arms in Karachi.
The teams will comprehensively scrutinise the arms dealers’ record of the import of weapons and ammunition.
A Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry in recent hearing of the Karachi law and order case took up the issue of arms smuggling into the city and asked the chief collector of customs to taken steps to curb the menace.
The customs collector conceded before the court that illegal arms were trickling into the city, but through land routes not through sea. He admitted that the custom authorities had not seized any smuggled weapons in the recent past.