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‘Made in Pakistan’ weapons being sold to 40 countries

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is manufacturing and selling weapons to over 40 countries, bringing in $20 million annually, the chairman of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) said Thursday. “POF was [previously] fulfilling the requirements of [Pakistan] army only but now security needs of other civil forces and law-enforcement agencies are also being met,” Chairman Lt. Gen. Muhammad […]

Illegal industry thrives in Pakistan amid ban on firearms import

Instead of making the country safer, the restriction is driving gun-owners towards illegal alternatives PHOTO: REUTERS LAHORE:When it comes to gun-crazy nations, Pakistan may not be on the same level as the United States but it is not that far behind either. The Small Arms Survey estimated there to be nearly 44 million civilian-held firearms […]

Pakistan promotes heritage of hunting, sporting arms manufacturing

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially in Dara Adamkhel and Peshawar, has a centuries-old history of manufacturing small arms. PESHAWAR — Pakistani authorities are promoting the country’s rich heritage of manufacturing hunting and sporting arms, as they consider tightening regulations and expanding to international markets. One way to both expand and regulate the industry is by grouping gunsmiths […]