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Pakistan

14 January 2003

Reuters

ISLAMABAD — About 18 million firearms are held illegally in Pakistan in addition to the two million weapons that are legally registered, a newspaper quoted interior ministry officials as saying. Tuesday's edition of Dawn said a campaign launched in 2001 by military president General Pervez Musharraf to counter the country's "Kalashnikov culture" had led to the recovery of 210,000 illegal weapons in 18 months. The paper said the Interior Ministry's Small Arms Survey... (GunPolicy.org)

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