Pak PM issued 239 licences for prohibited bore weapons

Pakistan PM also sanctioned 100 licences in the non-prohibited calibre category.

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2011, 17:01 PM IST

Islamabad: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has sanctioned 239 licences for prohibited bore weapons since a ban was imposed on the issuance of such licences in
January last year, according to information provide to Pakistan`s Parliament.

The Premier also sanctioned 100 licences in the non-prohibited calibre category, according to a list tabled in Parliament yesterday by Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Gilani`s two sons and naval chief Admiral Noman Bashir are among those granted licences for non-prohibited arms.

Malik tabled the list in the National Assembly or lower house of Parliament in a written reply to a question from a lawmaker about the number of prohibited arms licences issued since January 2010.

Several parliamentarians too were granted licences for non-prohibited arms.

PTI