Peshawar administration bans toy guns to discourage gun culture

PESHAWAR: In wake of forthcoming religious Islamic festival of Eidul fitr, Commissioner Peshawar Division has again put a ban on the sale and purchase of toy guns and on firing in the air to discourage gun culture and maintain law and order situation.

Following demands of the general public, Commissioner Peshawar Division, Riaz Khan Mehsud, directed Deputy Commissioners of Peshawar, Nowshera, Charsadda, Mohmand and Khyber to impose the order in their respective jurisdictions.

Since the sale of toy guns increases its peak on the occasion of eid, because parents buy their children toy guns as an Eid gift, therefore a ban is imposed every year during the month of fasting. The toy guns, besides creating provocations and negative effects on children, also causes injuries to children and damage to public property.

The ban is imposed under section 144 Cr PC for a period of thirty days and violators would be prosecuted and arrested under section 188 of Pakistan Panel Code.

Commissioner directed deputy commissioners to take measures for maintaining law and order and to avoid any untoward incident. He said that strict action would be taken against the violators of the ban on gun like toys.

Sajjad Ali

Sajjad Ali is the founder of Peshawar Today. He is a journalist by profession and working in field for the last ten years. Previously he worked for national media organizations including ‘The Nation’ Daily Pakistan Today, Khyber News. He also worked in media development sector. He can be reached at sajjad.sovereign@gmail.com

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