Old arms licenses revalidation deadline extended

Deadline for computerised arms licenses is September 30, 2011. Old arms licenses will stand invalid from October 1st.

Express August 10, 2011


A high level meeting Interior Ministry meeting on Tuesday decided to extend the deadline for revalidation of old arms licenses by one month.

All district level offices of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will accept revalidation requests till September 30 this year.

The holders of old arms licenses will have to visit their respective NADRA offices with their original National Identity Cards, Original Arms License and a complete application form for revalidation. The meeting was chaired by the interior secretary, who, along with other ministry officials, also decided to waive the government fee, meaning only a nominal fee of Rs500 will be charged.

Later, Interior Secretary KM Siddiq Akbar paid his introductory visit to Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) headquarters.

He was given a presentation on the working of all wings of the agency. The secretary pledged his support for granting pay packages to FIA staff that are equal to those of all other law enforcement agencies.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2011.


Mohammad | 12 years ago | Reply

I feel its only right to post an update: I finally got a pick up on the 920 number and the person was quite decent but what he told me made perfect sense, when you factor in that who is running this Ministry.

He said, "we have no policy directives as yet, therefore, I cannot give you any information about this" He also did not know when the 'directives' would be sent.

I mentioned decent because he was as confused as I as to why deadlines are being announced, and extended, to the public when nothing has been notified or put into place.

The simple conclusion is that this Ministry is being run by hugely incompetent people.

Najam Saqib | 12 years ago | Reply

Well its a good job. But can somebody will tell us how can we change our old book in new card. And if we have licence of islamabad and now we are living in Karachi, is it necessary to change this. And from where it can change from Karachi or from Islamabad.

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