Punjab Arms Rules 2023 Latest Regulations and Guidelines

In a move that will bring convenience to eligible Pakistani citizens, the Punjab government has now introduced an online arms license application system. This new system eliminates the need for physical visits to government offices, allowing individuals to apply for personal, institutional, security company, or business arms licenses from the comfort of their homes.

To streamline the application process, the government has developed a user-friendly online portal where applicants can submit their details, upload required documents, and track the status of their applications. The portal is accessible 24/7, enabling applicants to initiate the process at their convenience.

This initiative reflects the Punjab government’s commitment to digitizing public services and making them more accessible to citizens. By adopting online processes, the government aims to reduce bureaucracy, minimize delays, and enhance transparency.

What’s changed?

Who is eligible to apply for an NPB arms license?

  • You must be a Pakistani citizen with a valid CNIC.
  • You must be over 20 years of age.
  • You must be a filer on the active taxpayer’s list.
  • You must not have a criminal record.
  • You must not be a fugitive from law or convicted by any court of law.
  • You must not be a member of a proscribed organization or suspected of being involved in any anti-state activity.
  • You must not be physically, mentally, or psychologically unfit to carry a weapon.

What do I need to do to apply for an NPB arms license?

  1. Complete the online application form.
  2. Submit your CNIC copy, domicile certificate, and tax filer certificate.
  3. Pay the application fee.
  4. Attend an interview with the arms licensing authority.

What if I want to acquire a non-operational, non-functional, or obsolete weapon for decorative purposes?

You do not need a personal arms license to acquire a non-operational, non-functional, or obsolete weapon for decorative purposes. However, you must have the weapon verified by an authorized arms dealer and the Punjab Fire Arms Bureau.

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