Karachi—Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that his government has cancelled arms licences which have not been verified so far. “However, the cancelled licences could be revalidated if necessary documents are presented. Otherwise they stand cancelled.”
He was talking to media just after presiding over a Rehabilitation Response programme at FPCCI on Saturday. The Chief Minister said that the Sindh government had been extending date for verification of arms licences from time to time but “I have refused to extend it further and have cancelled over 550,000 licences which had not been verified so far,” he said and added “my government has decided to give an opportunity to the holders of cancelled licences to file an application with the home department to revalidate their licences but all this depends upon the authentication of the required documents.
Replying to a question, Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the special assistants and ministers have not been appointed on ‘son-quota’ basis but majority of them are elected (MPAs) and a few have been picked up to give representation to a particular community or on technical basis.