ISLAMABAD- Pakistan has promulgated policy guidelines to regulate the export of conventional arms and ammunition, Foreign Office said on Tuesday.The statement issued by Foreign Office said this initiative reflects the abiding commitment of Pakistan to advance the goals of peace and security, through conventional arms control and regulation of trade and related aspects of these weapons.It said the Ministry of Defence Production, as the focal point for examining and authorising the export of conventional arms, shall lead the operationalisation of this policy framework through, inter alia, a well-defined mechanism of licensing, inter-ministerial consultations and End User Certificate requirements.The guidelines represent formalisation of the existing national practices for export of conventional arms and related components.The policy framework seeks to promote adherence to the principles and purposes of the UN Charter; reaffirmation of States right to self-defence and security; compliance with UN Security Council arms embargoes; sub-regional and regional peace, security and stability considerations; and conformity with national security and foreign policy objectives of Pakistan.These guidelines were evolved by the Inter-Ministerial Policy Group on Conventional Arms which included representatives from Ministries of Defence Production, Defence, Commerce, Industries, Interior and others.The Inter-Ministerial Group is also seized of other relevant conventional arms issues including streamlining of licensing, imports as well as implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW).