Pak deputy Interior Minister got 250 banned arms licenses issued in his name

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Islamabad, Jan.26 (ANI): In an incident which speaks volumes about the working of the Pakistan government, the country's deputy minister of Interior, Tasneem Qureshi, bending all rules and regulations, has had more than 250 prohibited arms licenses issued in his own name.

The licenses were issued despite there being a ban on issuing 713 bore licenses in the country since 2008.

According to a list submitted in the National Assembly, the ministry had issued 29,000 licences of both prohibited and non-prohibited weapons since 2008 when the PPP came into power.

Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira got about 135 arms licences issued in his name alone, The News reports.

However, the Interior ministry has so far declined to name those four persons, who were issued over 700 licences of prohibited weapons. (ANI)

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