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Pakistan. 2012 ‘Marking.’ National Report of Pakistan on its Implementation of the United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (UNPoA); Section 7, p. 16. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations. 1 January

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17. Does your country enforce measures to prevent the manufacture, stockpiling, transfer and possession of any unmarked or inadequately marked SALW? YES

17.1 Details:

1. Import export of arms are regulated by Ministry of Commerce Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) No, 766(1)2009 of Import/Export Order 2009.
2. The Company must be registered with Securities and Exchange Commission (SECP), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Provincial Home Department / Federal Ministry of Interior.
3. Permission is also sought from Ministry of Defence and Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP).
4. NoC from Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Interior and respective Provincial Home Department.
5. Re-export is regulated by Export Policy Order No. 2009 issued by Ministry of Commerce after the NoC from Ministry of Defence.
6. The arms importer / exporter gets the shipment inspected at the seaport by Custom officials, after which Customs, Excise and Police officials may conduct periodical inspection of the storage facility subject to terms and condition of the import license.
7. All weapon sellers are bound down to get the prior NoC from Home Department for the sale of weapon and cartridges quantity.
8. Shop dealer can sell out the weapon after collecting the National Identity Card, Arms License and Purchasing Order.
9. Generally the weapon sellers are only authorized to sell out Shot Guns, 30 Bore Pistols, 38 Bore Pistols, 9mm Pistols and 45 Bore Pistols.
10. Automatic and Semi Automatic weapons are prohibited to be sold.
11. Prime Minister has final decision to grant / with hold Prohibited Bore license. The local Police Station enters the particulars in Register No. 17 (Part-1) on the form No. Police Rule 22.68(A)(1-6).
12. Concerned Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) will check the record of sale and purchase of weapons after every three months. The concerned DSP collects the billets of the weapons purchased by shop keepers to check whether he brought the goods by Railway, by road or by ship, and sings it after checking the proper verification.
13. Purchaser is bound to give the information at the concerned Police Station and Post Office about the purchase of weapons.
14. Section Officer (Arms) of the respective Provincial Home Department has the authority to check SALW stock of the shops at any time. Home Department is fully authorized to nominate a person to check the shops at any time…

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons; NoC: No Objection Certificate]

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