Computer importers and some officials have convinced our rulers that computerisation is panacea of many of our problems. So, arms licenses should be computerised to eliminate hundred times more illegal arms. This wisdom is beyond my comprehension. A criminal will never commit planned crime with licensed weapon nor surrender illegal weapon unless arrested.
Consequently, law-abiding senior citizens including pensioners with decades old arms licenses (verified in 1998) are also suspects and must go through a complex, expensive and physically painful verification and computerisation procedures in all types of weather.
It is expected from worthy Minister for Interior and worthy CM Punjab to kindly authorise senior citizens to retain original licenses (to be returned if taken back) stamped gratis for life like CNIC, with provision to replace old copies if required.
M AKRAM NIAZI