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Pakistan. 2005 ‘Legislation, Administrative Procedures, Law Enforcement.’ 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). New York, NY: Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations. 1 June

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Legislation, Administrative Procedures, Law Enforcement

Record of all types of arms manufactured by public sector ordnance factories or imported in Pakistan is kept. Private arms dealers can only sell a few specified categories of arms under a license issued by the government. Details of weapons including ammunition containing markings etc. are submitted to the Federal authorities for record keeping. Record for all weapons under use or possession by law enforcement agencies and armed forces is kept on permanent basis.

Licensing regime to regulate and monitor the lawful private possession of SALW has been further improved since March 2001. In addition, licensing authorities at various levels have been directed by the Federal Government to issues arms licenses on a very restrictive basis.

[SALW = small arms and light weapons]

ID: Q2394

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