While the police in Karachi allegedly claimed that Indian made light machine guns were recovered after a raid on a political party office on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), rejected the reports and said it was 'a baseless and a cooked up story'.

In a statement issued on Tuesday the MQM said its office in question was used by people’s elected representatives and it was visited by the local people for solution to their problems.

The MQM denounced the police statement after a party worker was arrested on murder charges of advocate Naimat Ali Randhawa who was arguing a case involving the murder of a journalist Wali Babar of Geo. Mr. Randhawa was head of the lawyers wing of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML) N and was shot dead last Saturday.

The statement said this was a fabricated and a baseless allegation to malign the party. The MQM also referred to the existence of Mohajir Republican Army which was retracted by the government and the issue of the disappearance of 19,000 NATO containers with arms which was refuted by the US. The MQM regretted that this was a media trial. However, the police maintained that the arrested was a target killer.