Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Interior Ministry Officials in Pakistan Arrested‏ for Weapons Scam

Via (Pakistan) -

ISLAMABAD: Three officers from the interior ministry were arrested on Tuesday for illegally issuing weapons licenses, DawnNews reports.

The officials have been charged with issuing 161 weapons licenses despite a legal ban on the sale of arms.

Interior Ministry Secretary Syed Kamal Shah told a Senate sub-committee that these three officers pocketed Rs7.5 million by issuing the licenses illegally.

Meanwhile, a top security official also told the committee that they have intelligence a terrorist may strike Islamabad in the next forty eight hours.

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