Govt lifts ban on automatic weapons licenses

Published: December 15, 2018
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The Ministry of Interior had cancelled these licences last year.

PHOTO: FILE

The Ministry of Interior had cancelled these licences last year. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD.: The government has reinstated all 90,000 licences of the prohibited bore. The Ministry of Interior had cancelled these licences last year.

The ban has been lifted for the army generals and equivalent army officers while the ban of non-prohibited bore has been lifted for civil officers and common people.

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The notification by the Interior Ministry said the prohibited bore arms licences were cancelled on December 26, 2017. All the licences have been restored and they will be considered active now.

At the time of cancellation, the citizens with arms were advised to deposit their arms in exchange of Rs50,000. Those who did not deposit it were bound to change them into non-prohibited bore arms.  Interestingly, less than one hundred citizens acted on the instruction.

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