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Government lifts ban on issuance of automatic arms licenses

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Friday lifted a ban on the issuance of automatic arms licenses, according to a notification issued by the Interior Ministry.

As per details, the government also restored licenses previously issued for “automatic weapons”, which it had suspended on December 26, 2017.

” The federal government is pleased to notify that all arms licenses of automatic weapons within Prohibited Bore suspended vide the aforementioned notification are now treated to be valid,” the notification reads.

“The ban imposed on issuance of Non-Prohibited Bore Arms license is lifted.”

The government also lifted the ban on the issuance of arms licenses for Prohibited Bore category to the extent of “General Officers or equivalent, officers or other ranks of the Military in accordance with Army Regulations (Instructions) 2000.”



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