While the police in Karachi claimed that Indian-made light machine guns were allegedly recovered after a raid at a political party’s office on Tuesday, a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) spokesperson rejected the report saying it was “a baseless and a cooked up story”.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the MQM said the office in question was used by the people’s elected representatives and visited by the locals for a 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 journalist Wali Babar of Geo TV. Mr. Randhawa, who was head of the lawyers’ wing of the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz, was shot dead last Saturday.

The statement said this was a fabricated and a baseless allegation to malign MQM.

The party also referred to the existence of the Mohajir Republican Army, which was retracted by the government, and the issue of the disappearance of 19,000 NATO containers with arms, which was refuted by the United States.