Sindh CM okays canceling 0.6 million arms licenses

07:01 PM | 27 May, 2015
Sindh CM okays canceling 0.6 million arms licenses
KARACHI (Staff Report) - Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday approved cancellation of around 0.6 million unverified arms licenses in a meeting of provincial cabinet, the spokesperson said.

These arms permits were issued by provincial interior ministry and have not been bio-metrically verified by the licensees despite repeated warnings, police officials told the cabinet. Upon which Shah ordered to cancel these licenses.

IG Sindh Police, while briefing the session, said that around 1 million arms licenses have been issued in the province out of which only 0.4 million were bio-metrically verified.

The cabinet further instructed the police officials to speed up the ongoing targeted operation in Karachi to restore peace in the city.

During the session, Sindh minister for local bodies told the cabinet that local bodies polls would be conducted during September this year and government could make arrangements in this regard as soon as the election commission of Pakistan would issue electoral schedule.

The cabinet expressed its satisfaction at the overall law and order situation of the province.