The Punjab Department of Home Affairs has set up a committee to investigate the issue of weapons licensing approvals in Lahore.
The department went into action after receiving reports of the illegal issuing of hundreds of arms licenses a month from the Lahore district.
Punjab Begins Inquiry Into Forged Arms License Issuance
The Interior Ministry formed a research committee to investigate the matter. The committee will consist of members of NADRA, the post office and two legal officers.
The sub-secretary of the Department of Home Affairs will lead the committee ordered by the additional general secretary, Punjab, captain (retired), Fazeel Asghar.
According to departmental reports, a large number of fake licenses have been issued by Lahore and computerized with a false verification.
The committee will verify each arms license issued by the deputy commissioner of Lahore, the post office, arms dealers and other related departments and officials.
The committee also has the responsibility to identify dubious licenses, address acts against those responsible and the future action to prevent counterfeiting.
Punjab’s Department of Home Affairs additional secretary (Adnan Arshad Aulakh) said his department had begun serious action against drivers and manufacturers of fake licenses and that those responsible would soon be prosecuted.