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No more manual arms licence system after December 31

Sindh home ministry on Tuesday decided to set 31 December 2013 as last date for renewal and computerisation of manual arms licences after which all manual arms licences will remain cancelled. The decision was taken during a meeting held to review difficulties faced by people in renewal and computerization of manual licences. The meeting was presided over by Additional Chief Secretary Home Sindh, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah.

Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, deputy commissioners of all districts in the city, officials of National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), representatives of Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) and other senior officials of the home ministry were also present in the meeting. Syed Mumtaz directed officials to provide facilities to the people, who wanted to computerise their arms licences and said that the process should be made easy in order to facilitate citizens.

The meeting decided that forms for computerisation of manual arms licences would be free of cost and could easily be received and submitted in any office of the deputy commissioner. The meeting also approved addition of two more counters of Nadra in deputy commissioners' offices. Meanwhile, four new Nadra counters would be opened for new district of Korangi in the deputy commissioner office of Korangi.

Copyright Pakistan Press International, 2013