Provincial Senior Minister for Information Technology Shahram Khan Tarakai formally inaugurated the centre by unveiling the plaque. The centre has been set up under the "Computerization of Arms Licenses" Project of Information Technology Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Similar Computerized Arms License Centre have also been established in twelve other districts of the province including, Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera, Malakand, Swat, Buner, DI Khan, Bannu, Kohat, Haripur,
Abbottabad and Karak, which would be inaugurated soon, he added.
The Project aims at automating the entire process of manual issuance of arms licenses throughout the province, he said adding citizens visiting the centres for obtaining computerized arm licenses will be facilitated through one window operation for all transactions including payment, token payment, c-payment counter, finger print, photographs, data entry and biometric record keeping etc.
He said the other features of the initiative include digitization of arm license record, on spot verification of arm license by law enforcement agencies through SMS, foolproof and accountable revenue generation and efficiency to the optimum level.
The provincial minister termed the initiative as a revolutionary step of his government towards e-governance, transparency and efficiency and said that the centres established under the project would not only provided all the required services of arm licenses to the citizens under one roof but will also save their time and resources.
It merits a mention here that centres established in other districts have already started providing services to the citizens and so far a revenue of Rs 130 million has been generated through the issuance of computerized arm licenses.