NORTH WEST FRONTINER PROVINCE DISPOSAL
OF FIRE ARMS RULES, 1999
[Gazette of N.-W.F.P., Extraordinary 2nd July, 2003]
No-S.O.(ARMS)HD/11-86/99, dated 24^th^ October, 2001.----- In suppersession of the North-West Frontier Province Disposal of Fire Arms Rules, 1972, published vide this Department's Notification NO.SO(LG)II/Arms/10/HD/71 dated the 27^th^ March, 1972, the Governor of the North-West Frontier Province is pleased to make the following rules for the disposal of-arms, ammunition and military stores forfeited to Government under subsection (3) of section 10, or confiscated under section 20, of the West Pakistan Arms Ordinance, 1965 (W.P. Ord. XX of 1965), namely:--
1. Short title and commencement.---(1) These rules may be called the North-West Frontier Province Disposal of Fire Arms Rules, 1999.
(2) They shall come into force at once.
2. Definitions.---in these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereby, respectively assigned to them, that is to say:
(a) "Deputy Inspector General" means the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Special Branch, North West Frontier Province;
(b) "Director" means the Director of Archaeology and Museums; North West Frontier Province;
(c) "District Nazim" means the District Nazim of the District concerned;
(d) "Government" means the Government of the North West Frontier Province; and
(e) "Superintendent of Police means the Superintendent of Police of the District concerned.
3. Disposal of weapons of non prohibited bore.----(1) All arms, ammunition and military stores forfeited to Government under sub section (3) of section 10 or confiscated under section 20 of the West Pakistan Arms Ordinance, 1965 (W.P Ord. XX of 1965), other than the weapons of historical interest and the prohibited bore weapons, shall be disposed off by the District Nazim:--
(a) through sale to Government servants who possess valid licence in respect of the weapon at a price to be fixed;
(i) by the Deputy Inspector General in case of sale at Peshawar; and
(ii) by the District Nazim himself in consultation with the Superintendent of Police, in other areas:
Provided that no local made weapon shall be sold or auctioned at a price less, than one third of its market price and no foreign made weapon shall be sold at a price less than one half of its market price without prior approval of Government;
(b) Through open auction amongst general public who possess valid licence in respect of the weapon:
Provided further that no person shall be allowed to purchase more than one weapon.
(2) Government may distribute weapons amongst Government servants and such other persons who are either required to possess a weapon in the discharge of their official duty or who render such service to the State as warrant them to keep a weapon, whether indefinitely or for a limited period:
Provided that all such persons including the Government servants, shall surrender the weapon to Government as soon as they cease to discharge such duty or render such service as warranted them to keep the weapon.
(3) No foreign made arms or ammunition shall be disposed off through open auction at place other than Peshawar, and for this purpose, all the District Nazims in the Province shall shift all such confiscated or forfeited arms and ammunition to the District Milkhana Peshawar.
(4) Sale proceeds of all arms and ammunition shall be deposited in Government Treasury under the head " 1391206-Receipts from arms license fee" as soon as possible under intimation to Government.
4. Disposal of prohibited bore weapons---(1) Prohibited bore weapons, which can be made use of by police and levy personnel, may be sold by Government to them at a cost to be fixed by it.
(2) The heavy weapons which cannot be made use of by police and levy personnel as aforesaid, may be sold by Government to the Frontier Corps at a cost to be fixed by it:
Provided that, all such weapons shall be made over to the police and levy personnel or the Frontier Corps, as the case may be under proper documentation.
5. Disposal of weapons of historical interest.----Government may dispose off weapons which are of historical interest:--
(a) by offering free of cost, to museums located in the Province,
(b) by sale to museums located out of the Province or to interested persons at a cost to be determined by Government in consultation with the Director.
6. Reward.---Government may, in recognition of exceptionally valuable service rendered by an individual to the cause of advancement of welfare of the public at large grant a non prohibited weapon to such individual as a reward.