Sources said that last month a parcel was dispatched to the PM House by unknown persons through Pakistan Post from Jamshoro, Sindh. The parcel, which was containing powder, was sent to laboratory for test that proved to be anthrax, they added.
The FIR has been registered in Secretariat Police Station on the complaint of Deputy Secretary under Section 270 of Pakistan Penal Code against unknown accused.
The officials requesting anonymity told The News Tribe that the parcel was sent to the Prime Minister’s House some three week ago.
They said that it appeared to be the first case of anthrax sent to a government office in Pakistan.
Police source said when substance sent through the parcel proved to be anthrax, a case was registered against the unknown senders. They added that the powder was not provided to police rather a copy of the laboratory test report wads given to police.
They said that the powder was sent to Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s (PCSIR) lab for test that confirmed the substance was anthrax. Following the incident, the mechanism to monitor PM House’s posts has been tightened.