The district administration detected over 1,000 fake arms licences in Sialkot during the computerisation of licences by the National Database Registration Authority (Nadra).

As many as 16,570 licence holders deposited their arms licences for computerisation, out of which 1,000 were proved to be fake, the DCO said. As many as 157,000 ammunition/arms licences had been issued to the people by the government in Sialkot district, said District Coordination Officer Asif Tufail. Now, only 16,570 people had deposited their licences before Nadra and district administration during the last year for their computerisation.

However, 90 percent licence holders did not contact Nadra for computerisation of their licences. He added that the stern legal action would soon be taken against the fake ammunition licenses holders in Sialkot district.

NAB TO DEAL WITH GEPCO DEFAULTERS: Accountability Bureau (NAB) has announced to tighten its noose around 100 big and chronic defaulters of Gepco and sought their complete details from the company.

According to officials, these defaulters were reluctant to pay their outstanding dues of Rs195 million to Gepco by neglecting repeated recovery notices despite the passage of the five consecutive years. Now, Gepco has forwarded the cases to NAB for recovery of Rs195 million from defaulters.

The NAB officials have also announced to confiscate the properties of these defaulters. Meanwhile, Chief Executive of Gepco Junaid Akhtar said that Gepco is providing complete details of these big defaulters to NAB for further legal action against them.