Pakistan says Israeli weapons being used in Karachi
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, July 18, IRNA -- Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that Israeli-made weapons were being used by miscreants to foment unrest in Karachi.
“Over 200 persons have been arrested and Israel-made weapons, including AK-45s, have been recovered from them. This proves that a foreign hand is behind the unrest in Karachi,” he told newsmen at the Sunday evening.
Karachi has seen political and ethnic violence and incidents of firing in two days last week claimed 15 lives. Nearly 40 vehicles were also torched during violence.
The minister said that an investigation was under way to ascertain who was supporting these elements and supplying them with weapons. He said the media would be provided access to these people to ascertain why they were killing innocent people.
To another question, he said that investigations into the killing of a Saudi diplomat in Karachi last month were being conducted and some clues had been found that would help in the arrest of the culprits. Regarding terror threats to the foreign secretary, he said the security of the Foreign Office had been beefed up.
“But threats are there because we are fighting a war.”
Pakistani officials insist that foreign hand is behind the unrest in Karachi and Balochistan and the Interior Minister has now confirmed involvement of Israel in Karachi, Pakistan's commercial center.
The statement has now raised concern about the supply of Israeli arms in Karachi and it is high time for the government to immediately investigate to unearth those who are behind importing Israeli weapons.
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