Pakistani police have seized several ancient Buddhist sculptures that smugglers were attempting to smuggle out of the country.
The police seized the artefacts from a passenger vehicle on way to Gilgit Biltistan from Abbotabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The seized artifcacts included four big and eight small sculptures of Budha.
DSP Abbotabd Cantonment told media on Thursday that they had received a tip-off that artefacts stolen from an archaeological site would be smuggled to Northern areas. Acting on the information, police started searching vehicles on a check post at Muslimabad area.
During checking, police intercepted a vehicle and recovered 11 sculptors of Budha hidden in a luggage loaded on the roof of the vehicle.
Police have arrested one person.
(With inputs from agencies.)