Govt lifts ban on non-prohibited bore weapons licences issuance

Govt lifts ban on non-prohibited bore weapons licences issuance

Islamabad (Agencies): The federal cabinet has approved lifting of a ban on the issuance of licences for non-prohibited bore weapons.


During a cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, approved a proposal for the regulation of licences for prohibited (automatic) weapons. According to the proposal, all automatic weapons shall be required to be converted to semi-automatic by authorised dealers within a specified time and the owners have to get new permits in lieu of the previously issued licences.

The arms holders will also have the option of submitting their automatic weapons to the government at prescribed rates, according to a press release.

The cabinet also approved the signing of an agreement for establishing a joint commission with the Czech Republic for economic cooperation.