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MENAFN - Arab Times - 24/03/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab Times) Ministry of Commerce and Industry has listed among banned weapons the 7mm multi-shot air operated gun that exceeds 500 meters, reports Al-Qabas. As per Article 2 of the Ministerial Decision No. 118/2014 issued by sector minister Dr AbdulMohsin Al- Medaj, the commercial establishments and individuals are banned from importing, selling or buying such weapons, unless clearance has been obtained from the Interior Ministry for that purpose, indicating violators will face the rigors of law. Meanwhile, Article 3 of the decision organizes the process of selling such weapons and bans the companies, commercial institutions and individuals from selling these weapons to buyers under age 21. It also obliges a buyer to present photocopy of his/her civil ID to be registerewith the gun's serial number

Earlier, the Ministry of Interior requested the Ministry of Commerce to organize procedures for the import and sales of weapons, particularly the dangerous air weapons. In another development, an official from the Ministry of Commerce disclosed that some shops in Hawalli and Farwaniya areas were caught selling master's degree and doctorates to citizens and expatriates. He added that inspectors had confiscated the certificates and filed report against the shops, and owners of the shops in question have been referred to the concerned authorities for necessary investigation. The official reiterated that inspectors will diligently seek violators in the coming phase to curb the phenomenon of forgery in documents, including sick leaves


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