Finally, for the first time in Punjab’s history, the government has announced the acceptance of online applications for licence of firearms. This has been done to streamline the process of keeping a firearm by any individual or institution. However, the application process was very hectic and time-consuming, but with this new initiative, the government has announced that they’ll start accepting online applications now.
Eligibility Criteria for obtaining firearm Licence in Punjab, Pakistan
However, it’s not the case that anyone can obtain a firearm licence from the Ministry. Certain criterias need to be met before you can obtain a licence for your firearm. Below is the complete eligibility criteria for obtaining a firearm licence in Punjab, Pakistan.
- You need to be a Pakistani citizen with a CNIC.
- The candidate needs to possess a domicile of Punjab.
- The minimum age of the applicant must be 20 years.
- The candidate needs to be a taxpayer and a registered filer.
- The applicant must have a previous criminal record.
- The applicant must also not be convicted by any court of law of any educational institution.
- The candidate must also be mentally stable and physically fit.
Firearm Licence for Security Companies in Punjab, 2023
Security companies in Pakistan can also avail from this opportunity as online licence applications are now easy and it is very. Companies can now get licence for their employees without having to visit the office or the Ministry’s centre.
Business Arms Licence in Punjab, 2023
Business arms licences are also now available online. Online applications are much easier as there’s no hassle of going to application centres for firearm licence. Large corporations alongside small or medium businesses can now opt for these licences over the web.
Concealed permit not needed
One notable thing now is that there is no permit needed for carrying a concealed firearm. This is very beneficial now as first a concealed permit alongside a firearm permit was needed to ensure the carrying of a weapon in a concealed or hidden manner. However, that is no longer needed which makes it much more easy to carry a licence.