Agents foil attempt to smuggle Buddha relics out of Pakistan
Pakistani customs agents seized two Buddha sculptures which were being smuggled to China, media reports said Saturday.
The artefacts were concealed in mail parcels intercepted Thursday at a post office in the southern city of Karachi, the English-language newspaper Dawn said.
The report said the consignment was booked by a man named Aijaz Ahmed in the capital Islamabad, bound for Beijing where it was to be delivered to a Chinese national identified as Zuo Jianhui.
The national museum will perform an authentication study of the relics, reported dpa.