100 Licenses Will Be Issued To General Public In A Month As Government Lifts The Ban
100 Licenses Will Be Issued To General Public In A Month As Government Lifts The Ban: Ministry of Interior on Wednesday lifted a ban on issuance of licenses for non-prohibited bore weapons to citizens of the capital city.
A notification issued by the city administration says, “…ban on issuance of Non-Prohibited bore Arms License has been lifted; the NPB licenses will be issued after completion of all legal formalities in the light of the direction issued through policy of Ministry of Interior”.
The government also issued the guidelines to apply for the license. Citizens, who want to get the permit, are required to file an application with district administration.
- The applicant will receive the permit to possess a weapon within a month from submitting the request, while 100 licenses will be issued every month.
- All weapon permits will be issued through National Database and Registration Authority biometric system.
In December 2017, the federal cabinet approved lifting of a ban on the issuance of licenses for non-prohibited bore weapons.
During a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the cabinet also approved a proposal for the regulation of licenses for prohibited (automatic) weapons.
According to the proposal, all automatic weapons shall be required to be converted to semi-automatic by authorized dealers within a specified time and the owners have to get new permits in lieu of the previously issued licenses.
The arms holders will also have the option of submitting their automatic weapons to the government at prescribed rates, according to a press release. The general public can apply for ownership of arms including a shotgun, non-automatic or semi-automatic including pump action, revolver or pistol and rifle other than the prohibited bore. A monthly quota of 100 licenses has been allotted for the public.
Other Approval By Federal Cabinet Under PM Directives
- The cabinet approved the filling of vacant positions in the Council of Complaints of the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) for Sindh, Islamabad, Lahore and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
- The PM said several power projects that were in the implementation stage would further enhance the generation capacity.
- The cabinet approved the signing of an agreement for establishing a joint commission with the Czech Republic for economic cooperation.
- Approval was also accorded for setting up a bench of the Customs Appellate Tribunal in Quetta.
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