The interim government has decisively banned the issuance of arms licenses to bolster national security and mitigate potential risks. Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti enacted this measure after assuming office, discussing it with senior officials to familiarize himself with the Ministry of Interior and its departments.
Minister Bugti is resolute in counterterrorism efforts and prioritizes safeguarding citizens regardless of background. He is committed to devising a comprehensive strategy to ensure safety and uphold citizens’ right to move freely.
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Bugti underlines the state’s duty to protect every citizen and prohibit violence as a means to an end. During the coalition government’s final months, National Assembly members objected to delayed arms license issuance and bureaucratic reluctance on the matter.