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Pakistan. 2016 ‘Inter-agency Coordination for Imports and Exports.’ 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), p. 3. New York NY: Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations. 1 January

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Inter-agency Coordination for Imports and Exports

12. The inter-agency coordination process involves the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which, among other factors, takes into account considerations such as the political situation of the country of importer, conflict situations, regional stability, United Nations sanctions and restrictions, authenticity of the end-user and states end-use. No export authorization is issued without end-user certificates duly issued/backed by government authorities. Verification of end-user/end-use is conducted in most cases prior to the authorization for export through diplomatic contacts with the government of the country of import.

13. According to the Import Policy of the Government of Pakistan, import of Non-Prohibited Bore (NPB) weapons is allowed only through authorized arms dealers/importers and Pakistan Ordnance Factory Wah (POF). All concerned are require to ensure production of End User Certificate at the time of import of arms. Moreover, the Provincial Home Departments and District Administration have been directed to monitor the details of sale and purchase of arms and ammunition by arms dealers in their respective jurisdictions.

14. All restrictions and controls related to the import and export of arms, weapons and ammunition, including SALW, are reflected in the annual Import and Export Policy Orders issued by the Ministry of Commerce. This constitues a basis for enforcement by Pakistan Customs, pursuant to Pakistan Customs Act 1969, and other border control agencies and penalization of any unauthorized activity.

[SALW = Small Arms and Light Weapons]

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