Child toting submachine gun causes panic in Karachi City Court
KARACHI: In an epic show of negligence and recklessness, a police official in a local court handed over his submachine gun (SMG) to a child here on Monday, ARY News reported.
A police constable, whose identity couldn’t be ascertained immediately, gave his SMG to a child who kept toting the gun as if it were a toy.
The child kept posing for the photos and videos with a bandana on his head and sunglasses on eyes.
As soon as he put his finger on the trigger, the people surrounding the child shouted at him to not pull it.
But in the same breath, someone from the background could be heard saying that the gun was put on a safety lock.
Till the filing of this news, no action was taken against the negligent police official whose carelessness could have resulted in the loss of several lives.
A submachine gun is an automatic weapon capable of firing several rounds within a minute’s span.
Lack of care with firearm, especially by private and public security officials, has caused several deaths in Pakistan over the years.