Arms licenses suspended in three divisions

KARACHI: The Government of Sindh has, under Section 144 Cr. P.C., suspended all kinds of Arms Licenses in Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Shaheed Benazirabad Division, with immediate effect and till 28th November 2015; the action has been taken with a view to avoid any untoward incident during the second phase of local bodies polls.

The ban will not apply on Security Forces, Law Enforcement Agencies and all Security Guards of Private Companies. However, Police and personnel of other Law Enforcing Agencies viz Rangers, Frontier Constabulary Forces and all Security Guards of Private Companies would not display / carry weapons when in civvies / ordinary dresses.

Furthermore, all permissions issued by the Home Department to carry weapon in relaxation of ban under section 144 will remain suspended during the said period.