LAHORE - Punjab Rangers claimed to have foiled a bid to smuggle Indian liquor inside Pakistan.

Spokesman for Rangers said that during wee hours of July 9, Rangers troops on a tipoff, took action and foiled an attempt of smuggling in Kasur sector.

Rangers troops noticed suspicious move of some individuals from Indian side upon which they challenged them. The individuals instead of identifying themselves opened fire on Rangers party to which Rangers troops retaliated.

However, taking the advantage of darkness, smugglers managed to escape. Later, during area search, Rangers recovered 48 bottles of Indian liquor from the site of incident.

Punjab Rangers Director General Major General Umar Farooq Burki appreciated the efforts and vigilance of troops deployed along border, who thwarted nefarious trade of smuggling through prompt response.