Getting a Firearms and Gun License in Pakistan is both straightforward and complicated. Believe it or not, it is harder to get a Gun or Firearm in Pakistan than it is in even the USA! Gun laws are incredibly strict, and is reserved only for those who show a dire need to own or be in possession of a fire arm. (NOTE – It is a Criminal act to carry or own a Firearm in Pakistan without Legal Documentation)
You may hear, in some areas of Pakistan, that gun licensing and licenses are/were banned. Although that may (or may not) be the case, the Firearms and Weapons Department are obliged to ensure those citizens who qualify or are entitled to obtain a Weapons / Firearms Permit (and have a dire need to bear arms) are issued with one accordingly.
Gun Permits and Firearms License are issued on the following grounds:-
For Sporting and Hunting reasons, it would depend on your local Firearms Council whether licensing periods are open or closed. For Self Defense (i.e. if you carry a lot of cash for business purposes, or are in imminent threat of life, or are involved in a Legal Matter / FIR ) you can apply at any time.
Once a license is issued, it would then be updated in the NADRA records, which will then reflect on your records accordingly.