Lahore (February 19, 2018): The Lahore High Court on Monday suspended the interior ministry notification revoking arms licenses for automatic weapons.
The Lahore High Court was hearing a petition filed from the citizens challenging the interior ministry decision to revoke the arms licenses across the country.
The Lahore court not only suspended the interior ministry notification for revoking automatic arms licenses but also issued notices to federal government and other respondents in the case to submit their replies.
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on January 28, Ministry of Interior has extended the last date for renewal of arms licenses till next Wednesday.
A notification of the ministry says all license holders, having licenses issued before January 1st, 2011, should renew their licenses at the concerned NADRA Registration Centre immediately.The Federal Government has also decided to suspend all arms licenses of automatic weapons within prohibited bore category under the Pakistan Arms Ordinance.
It directed such license holders to convert their license into non-automatic, non-prohibited weapons category.