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Sindh Assembly amends Arms Law to authenticate weapons    

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Published: October 13, 2016 04:45 pm


ISLAMABAD: The Provincial Assembly has passed the Sindh Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2016 aimed at modifying the existing weapon law through proper registration process of weapon holders and regulate the non-licensed weapons within the province.

Under the Sindh Arms (Amendment) Bill 2016, the arms dealer is responsible to take verified thumb prints of the purchaser and get CNICs copies as well as other particulars which will be notified from time to time. The arms dealer will also forward the details to forensic lab for record keeping.

According to the amendment bill, the Arms Dealer shall, immediately after selling any arm weapon, provide the forensic lab, two empty cartridges fired from the weapon purchased for registration of ballistic signature.

Additionally, the Arms Dealer shall ensure registration of the weapon in the Forensic Lab, along with all particulars which include dealers receipt, make, model, number and ballistic signature particulars etc. The officials in the Forensic Lab shall collect the samples of two empty cartridges or bullets after immediate fire from weapon purchased and shall keep the record. After completion of registration the purchaser shall be allowed to possess the weapon and ensure further process for registration.

The bill was tabled by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Nisar Ahmed Khuhro during sixth sitting of assembly’s 27th session on September 28, 2016. The Governor Sindh has given his assent to the bill after which it has become a law.

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