Punjab Opens Weapons License Online Application Portal 2024

On February 5, 2024, the caretaker government of Punjab, led by Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, announced the Punjab Weapons License Online Application Portal 2024 (PALMS), in a significant move towards transparency and anti-corruption in the arms licensing process. This initiative, resulting from a collaboration between the Provincial Home Department and NADRA, enables online renewal and transfer of weapons licenses, and even the possibility of doorstep delivery of licenses. The Chief Minister, acknowledging the efforts of officials including Additional Secretary Farwa Aamir and Home Secretary Main Shakeel Ahmed, launched the PALMS portal, which marks a key step in modernizing and streamlining arms license management in Punjab.

Punjab Arms License 

Title Punjab Launches Arms License Management System
PALMS Portal Inaugurated by CM Punjab Syed Mohsin Naqvi
Portal Inauguration Date 31 January 2024
PALMS Portal Works under National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).
To Apply for Online  Arms License Click Here

Punjab Arms License Portal 2024

Mohsin Naqvi, the Chief of Staff for Punjab’s interim government, unveiled the new Punjab Arms License Management System designed to oversee the administration of arms licenses in the region. The system’s implementation, resulting from a collaborative agreement between Punjab’s Interior Ministry and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), enables the issuance and renewal of arms licenses through an online portal. Additionally, the platform facilitates the transfer of licenses to different individuals.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  • Age: Minimum age is typically 21, varies by weapon type.
  • Clean Record: No criminal records allowed.
  • Residency: Punjab residents or those employed in the state.
  • Purpose: Valid reasons like self-defense, sports, or work need to be stated.
  • Health: Mental and physical fitness required.
  • Training: Some licenses may need firearm handling proof.
  • Denial/Revocation: Past denials or revocations make one ineligible.
  • Regulations: Agree to follow all firearm-related laws.

Punjab Arms License 2024

Punjab Weapons License Online Application Portal 2024

Application Fees 

Type of License Previous Fee Revised Fee
Firearms License Rs20,000 Rs50,000
Duplicate License Rs1,000 Rs5,000
Private Institutions & Security Companies Rs7,000 Rs50,000
NADRA Processing Fee Rs1,400 Rs2,000
New Arms Dealership License Rs100,000 Rs2 million
Online Application Registration Fee Rs1,200

How to Get Nadra Arms License Registration?

  • Obtain the application form from the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Ministry of Interior, or download it online.
  • Fill out the form with all the required information.
  • Submit the completed form, along with the necessary documents and fee, to the designated office or data entry operator.
  • The form will be approved by the assistant manager.
  • Once the process is complete, you will receive a text message to collect your license from the NADRA branch where you submitted your application. Bring your original ID card and the slip from DAU.
  • For more details, visit the NADRA or the Ministry of Interior’s website, or contact them for further assistance.

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Nadra Arms License Fee 2024

Type of License Old Fee (Rs) New Fee (Rs) Difference
New Individual License 10,000 50,000 400%
License Renewal (Individual) 1,000 5,000 400%
All Pakistan License 5,000 100,000 2000%
Private Institutions/Security Companies 7,000 50,000 614.29%
Duplicate Arms License 1,000 5,000 400%
Arms Dealership (New License) 100,000 2,000,000 1900%

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