Karachi, Dec 20: Pakistan Customs staff at the International Mail Office have seized two 5000 year old Buddha Statues. The Customs department had credible information that an effort would be made to smuggle antique Buddha statues under the garb of postal parcels.
Under the surveillance team headed by Assistant Collector of Customs, Al Zeb Khan, movement of postal parcels being sent out of Pakistan was monitored. The team found a China-bound postal parcel on Dec 18 that was booked by a man named Ejaz Ahmad from Islamabad to a Beijing addressee, Zou Jianhui.
Archaeological experts have opined that the seized statues are more than 5000 years old and relate to the ancient Gandhara civilisation.