Khyber Pakhtunkhwa passes arms act

By Ashfaq Yusufzai

2013-09-11

PESHAWAR – The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly September 10 passed the KP Arms Bill 2013 to regulate the manufacture, conversion, repair, sale, transportation, bearing and possession of arms and ammunition in the province.

Under the law, those found guilty of keeping illegal weapons face 25 years of imprisonment, media reported.

Weapon factories will be required to obtain licenses and the government will set up check-points near the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to prevent arms smuggling while dealers will be required to inform district deputy commissioners about the transport of arms.

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