An Act further to amend the Pakistan Arms Ordinance, 1965 to the extent of Islamabad Capital Territory

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part-I, 30th June, 2021]

No. F.9(9)/2021-Legis.,–The following Act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on 28th June, 2021 and is hereby published for general information:-

WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the Pakistan Arms Ordinance, 1965 (W.P. Ord. XX of 1965), to the extent of Islamabad Capital Territory for the purposes hereinafter appearing;


It is hereby enacted as follows:-

1. Short title and commencement.–(1) This Act shall be called the Pakistan Arms (Amendment) Act, 2021.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

2. Amendment of Section 11-A, W.P. Ordinance No. XX of 1965.­-In the Pakistan Arms Ordinance. 1965 (W.P. Ordinance
No. XX of 1965), in Section 11-A, after sub-section (4), the following new sub-section; shall be added, namely:-

”(5) The Federal Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, delegate any of its powers under this Ordinance to be exercised by any authority or officer sub­ordinate to it, subject to such extent, limitations and conditions as are specified in the notification.

(6) All prohibited bore and non-prohibited bore arms licences issued, cancelled, suspended or modified, actions done, powers exercised, appointments made, persons authorized, agreements made, prior to commencement of the Pakistan Arms (Amendment) Act, 2021, shall be deemed to have validly been issued, cancelled, suspended, modified, done, exercised, made and authorized under this Ordinance.”.

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