PM orders cancellation of 36,000 weapon licenses

Nawaz Sharif speaks of plans to equip the police force better and hire new judges in the future.

Web Desk June 22, 2013
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered for the cancellation of nearly 36,000 weapon licenses issued in the last tenure to help the law and order situation, reported Express News on Saturday.

According to the prime minister, curbing licenses and mobilising the police force will help the current law and order situation in the country.

Nawaz Sharif took part in aerial surveillance with Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif prior to a briefing with police officials regarding police weapons.

In the same briefing, Nawaz Sharif spoke of plans to equip the police force better and hire new judges in the future.

Earlier, to help the law and order situation, additional 500 sub-inspectors were hired in Punjab.


shahbaz | 8 years ago | Reply

Who can stop a bad guy with a gun?

The answer is: a good guy with a gun

Banning arms licences will not bring any peace. Those who use it for killing, terror are not bothered to carry a license. This will only disarm normal, good guys and deprive them of their rights of self defense. Please don't tell me that security agencies are here to stop- in Pakistan everyone should have a licensed weapon and have the right of self defense

Well Wisher | 8 years ago | Reply

Just cancelling licenses is not enough, recover the weapons for reasonable compensation. And, those who do not surrender their weapons and hide them, fine them.

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