National Report on the Implementation of PoA, 2008 and 2010
National laws, regulations and administrative procedures:
National Marking Practices
POF Wah is Pakistan’s sole producer of small arms and exports small arms and light weapons which meet the guidelines of the international marking and tracing instrument.
Marking at the time of import:
Marking of SALW in the possession of government
armed and security forces:
Measures against the removal or alteration of markings:
a.SALW produced in Wah are marked on exposed surface. The marking is conspicuous without technical aids and tools and is easily recognizable, readable, durable and recoverable.
Accurate and comprehensive records for all marked SALW
within their territory:
Records of manufacturing are kept for 30 years and all other records of exports/imports maintained for at least 20 years.
Measures taken for undertaking traces and responding to tracing requests:
Pakistan supports the efforts to further strengthen the effectiveness of INTERPOL’s International Weapons and Explosive Tracking System as well as measures envisaged in the instrument on Marking and Tracing of Small Arms and Light Weapons.