Toy Guns Sale Banned in Peshawar

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 07 July 2015 15:13

PESHAWAR: The district administration of Peshawar on Tuesday banned sale of toy guns for a period of one month in an apparent attempt to curb sky rocketing sales of the toy during Eid.

The orders were given by Deputy Commissioner Riaz Khan Mehsud in keeping with Section 144.

“Police will be given the authority to arrest anyone violating the ban under Section 188 of Pakistan Penal Code,” public relations officer to Riaz Mehsud, Feroz Shah, added.

Every year sales of toy guns increase during the time of Eid. Police said children use rubber-ball ammunition in their guns and injure each other.

On June 10, a 12-year-old boy was accidentally shot dead by a teacher on the outskirts of Mingora. Majid Khan, a teacher at Sangota Public School Swat was cleaning his pistol in the staff room when he accidentally pulled the trigger. The bullet hit Maaz Khan, a student of class five who was passing through the corridor, killing him on the spot.

Earlier this year, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government had given firearms training to teachers and permitted them to take guns into classrooms after the barbaric attack on Army Public School in the provincial capital. However, the move attracted widespread criticism.

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