Interior Ministry suspends Licences For Automatic Weapons Across Country
The interior ministry has suspended the licences for all prohibited bore weapons, through which automatic weapons have been registered. A notification in this regard was issued earlier this week, DawnNews reported on Saturday.
The decision was taken in line with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s promise to ban all automatic weapons.
According to the notification, the owners of automatic weapons will be able to get their weapons replaced with semi-automatic firearms or get Rs50,000 in return for their weapons from the district administration.
The owners of automatic weapon have until January 15, 2018, to submit their weapons or get them replaced following which all licenses will be considered revoked, the ministry announced