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Karachi De Weaponisation Drive Ends but With little Result

Posted by on Sunday, October 13, 2013, 10:57
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The massive de-weaponisation campaign by Sindh government has come to an end in the metropolis but with minimal result, as only 16 firearms could be collected thus far, media reported Sunday.

Illegal Weapons

Illegal Weapons

Ruling out any extension in the drive against illegal weapons, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon asserted, “Now, it is time for action. Free hand has been given to law-enforcement agencies for the purpose.”

The weapons including four rifles, five shotguns, seven pistols, eight magazines and 202 bullets were surrendered at police stations in Gulberg, Defence, Artillery Ground, Gizri, Baghdadi, Mominabad, Azizabad, Jackson Market, Steel Town, Shahra-e-Noor Jahan and Bin Qasim areas.

The 14-day campaign was waged in print and broadcast media with an estimated amount of Rs.30 million but, with dismal result of 16 firearms hitherto submitted. The sources noted each weapon cost the provincial government Rs.1.875 million.

Anyone who was found in possession of an illegal weapon, will be thrown behind bars, warned the provincial information minister.

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