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Police investigators on Tuesday submitted a plea before an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi, requesting the court to suspend the ongoing investigation into the Azizabad weapon recovery case due to lack of evidence, DawnNews reported.

The plea was submitted by an investigation officer in Karachi's anti-terrorism court on Tuesday, the plea also requested the court to categorise the case as 'A-Class' as police officials failed to produce and submit any substantial evidence.

The plea submitted by the police was accepted by the ATC, which will now decide over the matter.

If a case is categorised as A-Class, the investigation process of the case is suspended until any substantial evidence is submitted by law enforcement agencies (LEAs).

Last month, a huge cache of Nato weapons and ammunition was recovered by police during a raid on an empty house in the Azizabad area of the metropolis.

Police had seized a large number of weapons including anti-aircraft guns, SMGs, LMGs, sniper rifles, hand grenades and rocket launchers hidden in the water tank of the empty house.

Bulletproof jackets and helmets were also recovered during the raid by police.The raid was conducted after the police was tipped off by a political worker already in police custody.

“In light of disclosures made by a detained suspect, big-wigs of a political party provided help in procuring these arms and ammunition,” said the AIG Karachi while addressing the media after the raid, without naming the party and its leaders.

The city police chief had claimed that arms were supposed to be used by the elements residing in London particularly with cooperation of RAW (Indian intelligence agency) for terror activities in the metropolis but it was foiled through timely action by security institutions.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah also indicated at the link of recovered large arms cache from a vacant house in Azizabad and a political party.

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Faisal Nov 29, 2016 09:36pm

So someone finally discovered that it was a drama just to defame a political party..poor script writer..i feel sorry for him

Dr. Syed Nov 29, 2016 09:38pm

If all the weapons recovered can not constitute an evidence than what would. Unless the whole episode was engineered and police can not provide answers to many of the questions. In Pakistan, you can never tell the difference between fact and fiction.

Hasnain Nov 29, 2016 09:41pm

Andher Nagri Chopat Raj......Wah Sind Police Wah......

Ash Man Nov 29, 2016 09:45pm

This is a big slap in the face of the law enforcement agencies. What's the point in using words like raw, foreign hands, terrorists, London , taliban if nothing can be sustained in courts.

Harmony-1© Nov 29, 2016 09:44pm

How does an important probe such as this huge stash of arms recovery case finish due to lack of evidence? Some probes continue even if it takes years. Someone really powerful personality is behind this cover up!!!

NAEEM FAKIR Nov 29, 2016 10:01pm

MQM is needed by the Nawaz Govt so all is forgiven.

PHILOSOPHER (FROM JAPAN) Nov 29, 2016 10:14pm

It seems the wind is getting clear for a Karachi based political party. isn't?

wajeeha gori Nov 29, 2016 10:30pm

Those who are leaders of PSP were being named in this so ,they handed the case....bravo directors.

Karachi Nov 29, 2016 10:31pm

Reality on the ground is much different... simply fantastic...

Anjana Nov 29, 2016 10:51pm

Does it mean no arms were recovered or those arms belong to police and earlier statements were all drama?

kalhoro Nov 29, 2016 11:03pm

They found weapons to terrorize whole city and police is not helping to find terrorists now question is where all other agencies??

Warrior Nov 29, 2016 11:31pm

Aren't those weapons proof enough? Or those are water guns? I am confused.

OBSSEVER Nov 29, 2016 11:53pm

TRUE TO THEIR COLORS .WITHOUT. POLICE REFORMS THIS DEPT BE CLOSED

Mohammed Sattar Nov 30, 2016 12:14am

Big wigs involved from a certain political party, according to the police. What a load of claptrap. No one should be above the law ( only in theory in Pakistan) .all politicians are above the law in Pakistan.

Life Nov 30, 2016 12:55am

What a country!

Nadeem Nov 30, 2016 02:12am

Hah ahah haha ..in your face....I thought the MQM was responsible...now we know the truth.......You can only spin a tale so much.

M.Sethi Nov 30, 2016 02:18am

This preposterously absurd. Supposedly the biggest recovery of illegal lethal weapons found in the city and the police comes up with the plea to drop the case for want of evidence.

Why have they failed to track the trail of who was behind the procurement and why ? seems like they are protecting the guilty ones by admitting their ineptness to perform their duty .

azam kadeer Nov 30, 2016 03:22am

nice good push from politician to drop the case Amazing how can we be free of corruption.

Riaz Murtaza Nov 30, 2016 03:34am

Come on. It is a serious issue. Where is our intelligence agencies. Catch the involved and make the country safe.

saber Nov 30, 2016 03:56am

Why ..another NRO ????

Sayyid Nov 30, 2016 05:18am

Thank you Raheel sharif! Enjoy your time with your family, Play Golf etc.

XamIr Nov 30, 2016 06:02am

Suspended....another muk mukka !

iqbal khan Nov 30, 2016 07:28am

MUK MUKA

Khan USA Nov 30, 2016 07:35am

All cases just to malign MQM . A big news by the agencies . And now backing off !

Moni Nov 30, 2016 07:40am

What a shameless act.

notch Nov 30, 2016 07:54am

who was planning the kill with those weapons

Asim Nov 30, 2016 07:57am

Criminals larger than law, what a shame.

Atta Nov 30, 2016 08:42am

Sad, I was wondering and waneed to know how some one hide 3 truck of heavy arm in a small water tank.... now I know how lol

Muneer Nov 30, 2016 08:54am

Strange Federal and Provincial governments playing with the people and destiny of the country.

Muhammed Ali Nov 30, 2016 08:54am

Please tell me this is a bad joke. How can someone sneak in tons of weapon's without being caught? Very fishy.

shuaib Nov 30, 2016 09:05am

if these guns and jackets are recovered from the house then punish the guilty what a nonsense act of plea for withdrawing case filed and turning it to be A-class I think this police officer should be investigated may be he bribed for.

george Nov 30, 2016 09:12am

@NAEEM FAKIR Well said

ZULFIKAR MOMIN Nov 30, 2016 09:21am

Reverse Case should filed against Policy

notch Nov 30, 2016 09:32am

pti should get us justice for this

Syed Ali Nov 30, 2016 10:15am

@ZULFIKAR MOMIN This needs Supreme Court to start investigation.

BAXAR Nov 30, 2016 12:41pm

It looks like slowly, but progressively, the relevance of government is depleting. It is becoming a government of the media, by the media, for the media. Till it is acting on the media, it looks like performing. But as soon as the action touches the ground realities, it disappears slowly. Is the media giving this news as much importance as it gave when it broke?. The civilian side of the state is becoming a daily show on the media. Investigation is suspended so that it could stay alive on the media. In the comments you can see the seeds of the giant trees that we'll see growing.