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Name : Reza Bashir Tarar Job Title : Director General (Disarmament)
Entity : Ministry of Foreign Affairs Telephone : ++92-51-9056636
Address : Constitution Ave, Islamabad Mobile : +92-51-9208792
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08/07/03 : SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLS FOR REDOUBLED EFFORTS TO CURB ‘GLOBAL SCOURGE’ THAT KILLS 60 PEOPLE AN HOUR (SUMMARY OF MEETING).
12/07/05 : GREATER INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION CRITICAL TO FIGHTING SMALL ARMS TRADE,SAY SPEAKERS, AS MEETING TO REVIEW 2001 ACTION PROGRAMME CONTINUES.
11/01/06 : SPEAKERS CALL FOR LEGALLY BINDING INSTRUMENT ON MARKING, TRACING WEAPONS, AS PREPARATORY MEETING FOR SMALL ARMS REVIEW CONFERENCE CONTINUES.
 
 
     
   

   
 
     
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
     
 
Border control and customs
  - Presently 120,000 troops are guarding our Western borders with Afghanistan from where most of the SALW are smuggled into Pakistan. On the Pakistan side of the border we have established and are manning around 1000 posts. - The capacity of Frontiers Corps and Frontier Constabulary has been built through increase in numbers, equipment modernization, enhanced intelligence gathering and training. Weapons free zones have been declared. The Government of Pakistan plans to install large vehicle X ray scanning system on main border crossing points and at inter provincial boundaries to check the smuggling of small arms. (National Report, 2008)
Control over manufacture
  - In Darra Adam Khel, rudimentary firearms components are being manufactured while sophisticated parts are being smuggled in from neighbouring countries. The Government of Pakistan is actively pursuing a two-pronged strategy to tackle this issue: on the one hand, efforts are being made towards economic uplift of the area along with provision of alternate means of livelihood and on the other hand there is a drive to bring skilled local expertise under the supervision of the Wah-based Pakistan Ordinance Factories (POF). (National Report, 2008)
Collection and destruction
  - The Government of Pakistan initiated a buy back programme of SALW. Approximately 20,000 small arms were bought back and destroyed. - Intelligence and search operations to locate, collect and destroy hidden caches of arms. - The government initiated a very strict arms control campaign aimed at deweaponization through confiscation of illegally held arms and prosecution of possessors. This campaign had three phases: 1. Pre-Amnesty Phase: A motivational campaign was conducted through broadcast media resulting in voluntary surrender of 2,600 weapons and 2,300 rounds of ammunition. 2. Amnesty Period/Voluntary surrender: During the amnesty period roughly 89,000 weapons and 200,000 rounds of ammunition were recovered throughout the country. 3. Post Amnesty Phase: The amnesty period was followed by a crackdown phase in which roughly 400 weapons per day were recovered during the initial hundred days. 541,000 weapons and 3,376,000 rounds of ammunition were seized (National Report, 2008) - Confiscation of 103,600 SALW and recovery of 2,078,300 rounds of ammunition from May 2003 - 31 May 2005. All defunct weapons and ammunition were destroyed - Recovery/confiscation of 250,000 illicit SALW in addition to large number of rounds of ammunitions up to April 2003. (National Report, 2005)
Public awareness
  - A complete ban on display of weapons was imposed in the country. Areas of FATA and some parts of Balochistan were exempted due to security situation and traditional culture. (National Report, 2008) - Advocacy collection-destruction campaign, in collaboration with SPADO, CAMP and other non-governmental organizations. - Ban on use of weapons in cultural festivities. (National Report, 2005)
Research/Capacity building/Seminars-Workshops
  SEMINARS - National Seminar on Arms Control in Pakistan, organized by the Ministry of Interior, 1 August 2008. (National Report, 2008) - Seminar on Countering the causes of violence, in collaboration with the International organization for Migration, February 2003. - Seminar on Countering Violence: Challenges for the State and the Civil Society, September 2002. - Seminar on Arms Control in Pakistan, August 2001. (National Report, 2005)
Law enforcement
  - During the deweaponization campaign approximately 130,000 offenders were indicted and 32,000 convicted. - A fresh campaign was launched against brandishing of arms in July 2005. The campaign is still on. So far 612 offenders have been booked for brandishing of arms. (National Report, 2008)
 
 
     
   
 
     
 
Definition (including closely associated activities and extraterritoriality):
No information has been found
Optional elements for national legislation (registration, record-keeping, licensing, related legislation, jurisdiction, penalties):
No information has been found
Operational information exchange (including a) Cooperation on activities violating UNSC arms embargoes; and b) Cooperation with relevant organizations, e.g. WCO, Interpol, the UN):
No information has been found
Cooperation and measures within a regional Organization:
No information has been found
National needs (Assistance in capacity building):
No information has been found
Notes:
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Source : National Report on the Implementation of PoA, 2008 and 2010
Date : 5/5/2011
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.
Operational information exchange:
Needs and request for assistance:
Implementation challenges and opportunities:
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Regional projects
- Establishment of a Commission between Pakistan, Afghanistan and the US to promote cooperation in tackling the problem of illicit SALW. (National Report, 2005)