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Ban on arms licenses to be lifted

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Published: December 30, 2014 05:58 pm

Shuja KhanzadaISLAMABAD: The ban on issuance of arms licenses will be lifted on February 15, 2015 after which applicants would be able to get their licenses within 15 days.

This was said by Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada while responding to a point of order (PO) raised by one of the lawmaker during the 13th sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session on Monday. The minister said the licenses would be issued to only those applicants whose data has been verified by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).

He said a total of 1.8 million licenses have been issued so far and there is no record of nearly 50 percent of them. The previous licenses are being verified by NADRA and fake license holders would be identified and dealt with accordingly.

Citing the Sindh government as example, he said it has taken back arms licenses from 50,000 individuals and the same practice would be ensured in Punjab as well.

Meanwhile, Provincial Law Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, while responding to another PO, said that the Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has issued directions to release Rs100 billion for government schools and colleges in the province.  He said quality education would be ensured in all educational institutions across the province.

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