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Pakistan. 2010 ‘Legal, Regulatory and Administrative Framework.’ 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 4. New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations. 1 June

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4. Legal, Regulatory and Administrative Framework

a. Production, import, export, transit and transfer of all weapons, including SALW, is strictly regulated under law.

b. The laws and regulations are kept under constant review in order to ensure their relevance to new developments.

c. Section 4 of the Pakistan Arms Ordinance 1965 read with Section 5 of Arms Act of 1878, provide the legal basis for governmental controls over production, import, export, transfers, possession and brokering of weapons.

d. Very well defined and effective national system of export, import or authorization of SALW exist in the country. Production of weapons for export is totally government controlled and falls under the purview of a specialized Ministry i.e. the Ministry of Defence.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

ID: Q2387

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