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14 January 2003

Dawn (Karachi)

There are nine illegal arms for every licensed weapon currently held by individuals in the country. According to officials at the Ministry of Interior there were approximately 18 million illegally-held weapons in Pakistan compared to some two million weapons that were in the hands of legally-licensed owners. The figure of two million legally authorized weapons in Pakistan is quoted in the Small Arms Survey, 2002. In 2001, the Musharraf government launched a countrywide... (

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