ISLAMABAD: National Assembly was informed Friday that no license was issued by Ministry of Defence for establishment of ammunition factory in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from January 01, 2007 to December 31, 2013.
Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Secretariat Raja Javed Akhlas told the House that the government has not given any license for establishment of ammunition factory after Wah
When asked about supply of arms to other countries for specific purposes, the Parliamentary Secretary said, the government is not supplying arms to any country or group.
Answering another question regarding issuance of arms licenses for non-prohibited bore, he said, the present government had banned issuance of such licenses.
“There are already lot of illegal weapons in the country. Therefore, the government has
decided to ban issuance of licenses for non-prohibited bore and also computerize the already issued licenses.”
He further stated that the government is committed to cleanse the country of illegal arms and once the law and order situation improves, necessary measures will be taken in this direction.