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Pakistán

The Growing Gun Menace: 'Indian AK-47s' Smuggled to Punjab

26 September 2005

Dawn (Karachi), Editorial

The seizure of a large number of AK-47 assault rifles, bullets and magazines by customs authorities in Kohat district draws attention to the perils of unchecked arms proliferation in the country. While the fact that the weapons, bound for Punjab from the notorious gun-making centre of Darra Adamkhel, were Indian-made adds a troubling new dimension to the problem, the blame for the production and sale of illegal weapons inside the country rests with the government.... (GunPolicy.org)

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India,Pakistán

Kashmiri Women Take Up Arms for Self-Protection

23 September 2005

Middle East Times (Cyprus)

MARAH, Jammu and Kashmir — Women in Jammu and Kashmir have now picked up guns against Islamic militants to protect their homes. At least 30 Muslim women in the disputed region to the north of India and Pakistan have constituted a separate all-women Village Defense Committee (VDC) and are operating with the Indian army in the forested mountains of Surankote in the Poonch district bordering the Pakistani side of Kashmir to fight militants. "Now militants do not dare... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán,China

Pakistan-to-China Gun Trade: 46 Trafficking Suspects Arrested in 3 Months

25 August 2005

China Daily

Seventeen people were charged with smuggling arms from Pakistan into Xinjiang and Qinghai as the court in Northwest China's Qinghai Province heard on Tuesday. The case involved more than 900 guns and over 1,500 gun accessories, making it one of the largest arms smuggling cases the country has seen, Xinhua News Agency reported. The alleged ringleader Ma Zeying, and Li Zhi purchased guns and accessories in Pakistan between 1995 to 2004 and sold them in Kashgar of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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China,Pakistán

China Charges 17 With Running Guns from Pakistan

25 August 2005

Reuters

BEIJING — Seventeen Chinese have been charged with running guns from Pakistan in one of the largest arms-smuggling cases in China's history, state media said on Thursday. The defendants, who went on trial on Tuesday in the remote western province of Qinghai, neighboring Tibet, are accused of buying more than 900 guns and 1,500 gun accessories in Pakistan, the China Daily said. They were sold in Kashgar, in China's restive far-western region of Xinjiang, and in... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Arms, Ammunition Shipment Seized in Pakistan

5 August 2005

News (Karachi)

QUETTA — The Pakistan Coast Guards seized a huge quantity of arms and ammunition in a raid conducted in Gwadar, some 832-km off here, officials said on Thursday. The arms and ammunition are believed to be smuggled in the Gwadar city for committing terrorism, officials said. According to the sources, the Coast Guards, after receiving some information regarding the smuggling of arms and ammunition made a comprehensive planning to seize the weapons and arrest the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán,Estados Unidos,Naciones Unidas

Small Arms Proliferation: Weapons the Backbone of Economic Growth

31 July 2005

Daily Times (Lahore), Opinion

The largest exporter of small arms in the world is the USA. The economic depression of the 1930s ended due to an unprecedented expansion of the production of weapons. Though few economists will acknowledge this publicly, there is a realisation that weapons, and therefore, wars, are the backbone of economic growth Whenever the word "proliferation" is used it is assumed that one is referring to proliferation of nuclear weapons or other weapons of mass destruction. Few... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Dispute Over Desilting: 5 of a Family Shot Dead

22 June 2005

Dawn (Karachi)

LARKANA — Five of a family, two of them brothers, were shot dead and four others injured in Hakim Sultan Magsi village near Mirokhan town on Tuesday. The alleged killer, Mehrab Magsi, had objected over desilting of a watercourse which irrigated lands of the villagers. He along with sons — Nadir Magsi, Shabir and Abbas Magsi — opened fire on them killing Nazal Magsi, Ghulam Hussain, Imdad Hussain and Zulfikar Magsi on the spot. After hearing gun shots, relatives... (GunPolicy.org)

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Nueva Zelandia,Pakistán

Pakistan President's Gunslingers Muzzled in Kiwiland

18 June 2005

Hindustan Times (Delhi)

LAHORE — Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf's visit to New Zealand had a rocky start when the Auckland police seized a pistol from one of Musharraf's bodyguards. Pakistani officials got involved into a lengthy discussion with the police and it was only after the intervention of the Diplomatic Squad Chief Inspector Bruce Blayney that the issue was sorted out, and five guns were handed over to the New Zealand authorities. Blayney said that New Zealand had a... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Ten Million Illegal Weapons in Civilian Hands

9 June 2005

Daily Times (Lahore)

PESHAWAR — Civil society organisations working towards a world free of firearms urged the government on Wednesday to fulfil its commitment to implement the United Nations' Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons. In connection with the global week of Action Against Guns (June 6 to 12), officials of the Sustainable Peace and Development Organisation (SPADO) and Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme said that four years ago while adopting the UN... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Steps to Check Arms' Spread Stressed

9 June 2005

Dawn (Karachi)

PESHAWAR — Expressing concern over proliferation of small arms, two NGOs have urged the government to fulfil its commitment with the United Nations about the implementation of its Programme of Action on small arms. Speaking at a joint press conference in connection with the Global Week of Action Against Guns (June 6-12) here on Wednesday, Executive Director of the Sustainable Peace and Development Organization (SPADO) Raza Shah Khan and Community Appraisal and... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Karachi Eases Civilian Gun Imports

2 June 2005

News (Karachi)

KARACHI — The government has eased commercial import of foreign made self-defence weapons, sporting guns and handguns, highly placed sources in the Customs House, Karachi, said on Wednesday. The sources said that commercial import of 12, 14, 16 bore shot guns including pump action and semi-automatic, revolvers, pistols of all bores, and .22 calibre rifle non-automatic has been allowed. Sources elaborated that the import would be allowed to licensed arms dealers of... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Tribal Gunsmiths Seek Free Trade for Firearms

23 May 2005

Dawn (Karachi)

PESHAWAR — Weapons manufacturers of Darra Adamkhel have sought permission for legal transportation of licensed arms from 3,000 units in the tribal area, sources say. The units, about 35km south of here, produce small and sophisticated weapons, including replicas of renowned models, old vintage weapons, antique and quality guns. These weapons may also attract foreign buyers, specially for sport guns and copies of vintage weapons. "Despite the great potential the arms... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Gun Bazaar Bites Bullet

12 March 2005

Weekend Standard (Hong Kong) / AP

Sitting in his father's shabby one-room firearms shop in Pakistan's wild northwestern tribal region, 16-year-old Dilnawaz Khan puts the final touches on a small but deadly pistol shaped like a simple fountain pen. Dilnawaz is one of 12,000 workers in Pakistan's largest weapons bazaar — a mostly unregulated crush of small shops on the dusty streets of Darra Adamkhel, a lawless village where customers can find anything from an assault rifle to an anti-aircraft gun,... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Pakistan Offers to Pay Tribesmen to Disarm

4 March 2005

Reuters

WANA — Pakistan's government wants to buy heavy weapons from tribesmen in a volatile region near the Afghan border where security forces are hunting al Qaeda militants, an official said on Friday. The offer to purchase missiles, rocket launchers and anti-aircraft guns is aimed at defusing tension in South Waziristan, an area where hundreds of militants hid after the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The... (GunPolicy.org)

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Ucrania,Cuba,Venezuela,Perú,Sierra Leona,Afganistán,Iraq,Yemen,Pakistán,Malasia,Sri Lanka

Ukrainian Arms Exports End Up in a Wide Range of Conflict Zones

19 September 2004

Jane's Defence News, Web Page

Ukraine's arms exports last year stood at US$530-550m, an increase on the year before when they were officially recorded at $440m. JID's regional analyst looks at the implications of Kiev's weapons policy. Ukrainian experts analysing this highly secretive sector of Ukraine's foreign trade believe that the volume of military exports could rise to an annual maximum of $700m. Of course, these figures do not include the large volume of unofficial trade in weapons. Since... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Cheap Kalashnikovs Fuelling Culture of Violence

19 September 2004

Khaleej Times (Dubai), Opinion

The ongoing operations being conducted in South Waziristan by the Pakistan Army, accompanied as they are by rising casualties on both sides, are beginning to take on aspects of a minor civil war. Although the principal target of the security forces are the foreign (Afghan, Arab and Central Asian) fighters said to be in the area, the fact is that many local tribesmen and their families have been killed and wounded. These are all people who lay by the code of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

US to Buy Guns from Pakistan

15 July 2004

Asian News International / Dawn (Pakistan)

WASHINGTON — The United States has decided to buy small arms and ammunition from Pakistan, for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. "The US government needed small arms and light equipment for Iraq and Afghanistan. And they (Americans) have expressed their willingness to buy various kinds of weapons from Pakistan," official sources told The Dawn. They pointed out that the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) and its 14 allied plants were manufacturing quality weapons which... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Database for Punjabi Firearms Licences Announced

6 May 2004

Dawn (Karachi)

ISLAMABAD — The Ministry of Information Technology has approved 14 projects worth over Rs300 million to automate different public sector organizations and departments including the National Assembly. The approval to this effect was given at a meeting of the departmental development working party (DDWP), which was presided over by the IT secretary, Khalid Saeed. Other senior officials of the ministry and attached departments also attended the meeting. Two of the... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Govt Apathy Digging Small Arms Makers Into the Grave

27 April 2004

Daily Times (Lahore)

DARRA ADAMKHEL — In the absence of government support the century-old arms-manufacturing town of Darra Adamkhel is rapidly losing its distinction as Asia's biggest privately-run weapons market. Most arms and ammunition manufacturers here run small production units in shops and their houses. Much of the work is done manually or with small machinery units. Although the quality of the weapons manufactured is of low standard, they were once in great demand in Pakistan.... (GunPolicy.org)

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Pakistán

Govt Drawing a Bead on Rampant Gun Permits

9 February 2004

Daily Times (Lahore)

LAHORE — In a crackdown on gun ownership, the Punjab government is considering using the newly established public safety commissions (PSCs) at district level to revise the 63,000 licenses issued for automatic and semi-automatic weapons in the province. Home Department sources said the PSCs would have the difficult task of collecting information about licensed weapons. The sources said that due to alleged corruption among low-level employees in the Postmaster... (GunPolicy.org)

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