ISLAMABAD: On the directives of the Ministry for Interior, NADRA extended the deadline for the computerisation of arms licenses to October 31.
Accoring to a statement issued by NADRA, this was done due to the wide spread rains and floods in Sindh and the dengue epidemic in Punjab. Earlier the last date of submission of forms for conversion of manual arms licenses into computerized was September 30.
A NADRA official said that the authority had designated around 158 centres across the country to entertain applications for conversion of manual arms licenses into computerised cards.
He said that separate counters had been set up at NADRA’s centres to receive applications and added that 24 counters had been set up in Islamabad centres, 13 in Multan, 30 in Quetta, 14 in Lahore, 10 in Sargodha, 32 in Peshawar, 11 in Hyderabad, 10 in Sukkur, 13 in Karachi, while some centres had also been established in other cities under the arms license project.
He said that the Interior Ministry had earlier fixed September 30 as the last date for submission of applications for conversion of arms licenses.
Regarding the required documents, he said that one would have to bring his/her original Computerized National Identity Card (CNICs) and original license at the time of submission of the application form.
The application forms are available at the centers, as well as on the website of the Interior Ministry. The required documents include two photocopies of each CNIC and the manual license, along with two photographs and two duly filled forms.
The authority is charging a Rs 1100 fee for the conversion of Prohibited Bore License and Rs 600 for Non-Prohibited Bore license, he said.