ISLAMABAD: The federal government of Pakistan has decided to reject manual arms licenses if they are not computerized till December 31, 2015. A high level meeting presided over by the federal interior minister Chauhadry Nisar Ali Khan has decided to give deadline till 31 December for the renewal of arms licenses. The meeting has also decided to reduce the use bullet proof vehicles including prohibited bore arms. The meeting also reviewed new arms policy.
The meeting decided that the citizens of Pakistan must have their manual arms licenses computerized which were issued from 1973 to June 2013 and in this regard, deadline would not be further extended. The government decided that 4 lacs arms licenses which were issued from the interior ministry would be replaced by computerized licenses after renewal. At the second step, the arms licenses issued by provinces would be computerized.
Chauhadry Nisar directed that NADRA should start an awareness campaign for the public in order to have their arms licenses computerized. The meeting also decided that those Pakistanis who were younger than 25 years would not be eligible to get arms licenses.