2.3 Flow Chart for New Computerized AL at DC Office


2.4 New Computerized Arms License: Process Work Flow

  1. a. Private applicant will pay application processing fee at the Payment Counter (A2Z E-Payments). They will receive a file containing Token No, Payment Slip, CNIC Verification, Check List and Application Form.
    b. Government applicant with present service card at the Payment Counter (A2Z E-Payments). They will receive a file containing Check List and Application Form.
  2. Applicant will submit file, filled application form along with relevant documents as mentioned at the back of the application form and Token No. (in case of private applicant) in the Arms Branch. Applicant will receive a receipt from the concerned Arms Branch staff, a file will be returned back in case of incomplete documents.
  3. File will be forwarded to Computer Operators in the IT Cell for Data Entry of the applicant form in the system. Once the application data in entered into the system the Tracking ID will be generated for the application. This Tracking ID will be forwarded to the applicant via SMS and all further correspondence will be done using this Tracking ID. The file will be returned back to Arms Branch along with “ Photo ID Arms License Processing Form”.
  4. Applicant verification from concerned offices will be done by In-charge Arms Branch(DC Office) on “Photo ID Arms License Processing Form”.
    i. Police station verification (For Private Applicants)
    ii. Departmental verification (For Government Servants)
  5. Complete application file will be forwarded to the Deputy Commissioner. The file will be returned with approval or disapproval of the application form. Data entry of the approved/disapproved applicants will be done by the Incharge Arms Branch or authorized computer operator.
  6. Applicant can enquire about his/her application status at any point in time by sending SMS to "0314-9026318" in format ID:TrackingNo e.g. ID:346 or by visiting website www.armslicensekpk.com. Government applicants will be informed via SMS on his/her application approval by the concerned DC Office to complete further process.
    Private applicants will be informed by via SMS in two steps.
    • First, on application approval/disapproval by the concerned DC Office.
    • Second, when approved applicant name is shifted from the waiting queue to the authorized quota list to complete further process i.e. 800 per month for Peshawar district.
  7. Computerized Arms License fee for “New License” will be submitted at the Payment Counter (A2Z E-Payments). The applicant will receive a Token No and Payment Slip.
  8. Applicant will provide the Token No and his/her thumbs will be scanned to receive the “Provisional Arms License”. The validity of the Provisional Arms License is 60 days from the date of issuance. During this period the applicant is authorized to purchase a weapon from authorised Arms dealer. Weapon and Arms dealer information must has entered into the “Weapon Seller Information” portion of the “Provisional Arms License” along with signature and seal.
  9. 9) “Weapon Seller Information” portion of the “Provisional Arms License” must be submitted to the Arms Branch. Data entry of the Weapon Seller Information will be done by the computer operators.
    In this stage the applicant can apply for
    • All Pakistan Arms License
    • Increase in default Cartridge Quota
  10. In case of All Pakistan / Cartridge Increase Arms License the complete file will be forwarded to Computer Operators in the IT Cell for Data Entry of the application form in the system. Once the application data in entered into the system the Tracking ID will be generated for the application. This Tracking ID will be forwarded to the applicant via SMS and all further correspondence will be done using this Tracking ID. The file will be returned back to Arms Branch.
  11. In case of All Pakistan / Cartridge Increase Arms License the complete file will be forwarded to the Deputy Commissioner. The file will be returned with recommendation or not recommendation of the application form. Data entry of the recommended/not recommended applicants will be done by the Incharge Arms Branch or authorized computer operator.
  12. In case of All Pakistan / Cartridge Increase Arms License after DC recommendation the complete file will be forwarded to the Home Department for approval. The file will be returned with approval or disapproval of the application form. Data entry of the approvaled/disapprovaled applicants will be done by Section Officer (Arms) Home Department or authorized computer operator.
  13. In case of All Pakistan / Cartridge Increase Arms License applicants will be informed by via SMS after application approval. Applicants can also enquire about their status via SMS and website.
  14. In case of All Pakistan / Cartridge Increase Arms License approval fee will be submitted at the Payment Counter (A2Z E-Payments). The applicant will receive a Token No and Payment Slip.
  15. The applicant will be informed via SMS to collect the “Computerized Arms License” from the Arms Branch(DC Office), this process will take approximately 15 working days. Applicants can also enquire about their status via SMS and website.
  16. The applicant must submit “Provisional Arms License” in order to receive Computerized Arms License.