The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Thursday arrested a student for displaying a pistol in college after it was informed by US authorities.
Later, however, it was revealed that the student was carrying a toy pistol in the video, instead of a real one.
The boy is a resident of the Canal Housing Society and a student of a private college.
In the video posted on Snapchat, the boy can be seen taking out a pistol from his desk.
A US monitoring agency saw the video and reported it to Interpol with the concern that the pistol may be used by the student in the college.
The Interpol contacted the FIA and its crime wing arrested the student.
However, during the investigation, it was discovered that the student was carrying a toy pistol. Later, the student was released on a personal guarantee.
School shootings are quite common in the US. In 2021, there have been at least 106 incidents of gunfire on school grounds, resulting in 22 deaths and 57 injuries in the US.
Efforts of NCB-INTERPOL in minimising crimes lauded
Federal Investigation Agency Director General Sanaullah Abbasi on Thursday visited the headquarters of the National Central Bureau-INTERPOL in Islamabad.
According to a statement issued by the FIA in this regard, Abbasi was given a briefing by the director of the NCB regarding the working of the bureau which serves as the machinery for international police cooperation and communication.
In the year 2021, 43 fugitives were located in various countries due to the efforts of the NCB-INTERPOL. These fugitives were then extradited to Pakistan and handed over to district police officers.
The statement further said that the extradition of 128 fugitives — wanted by various Pakistani LEAs in connection with various crimes — is in the pipeline and NCB-INTERPOL Pakistan is making efforts with concerned INTERPOL member countries to get them extradited to Pakistan.