Punjab residents can apply for arms licences as govt opens online applications

07:51 PM | 5 Nov, 2023
Punjab residents can apply for arms licences as govt opens online applications
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LAHORE – The interim government in Punjab has allowed people, and firms to apply for arms licences under Punjab Arms Rules 2023.

People of the country’s most populated region can apply for arms licenses as online applications allow eligible Pakistanis to obtain personal, institutional, security companies, and business arms licenses for non-prohibited bore weapons.

The arms licenses fee however saw huge increase as the government raised the fee from Rs20,000 to Rs50,000, which makes a surge of around 150 percent.

Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department earlier approved the huge increase in arms licenses.

The new rule said arms licenses may be issued to a person for personal protection or sports, but the applicant should complete eligibility criteria.

Requisites include applicants to be a permanent resident of Pakistan with valid CNIC, Punjab domicile, over 20 years of age, the person should be filer on an active taxpayer’s list with no previous criminal record.

It also mentioned that the government will not issue arms licences to fugitive person or ones convicted by any court of law. The individual should not be a member of any proscribed organisation or involved in any anti-state activity.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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