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Permission for tax-free shotgun import sought

Permission for tax-free shotgun import sought

KARACHI: National Rifle Association of Pakistan (NRAP) has requested Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination to allow duty-free import of shotgun and cartridges for Usman Chand who aims to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

In a letter to Dr Fahmida Mirza, Executive Vice President NRAP Javaid S Lodhi has said that Usman was a talented shooter who could win an Olympic Quota for Pakistan and bring laurels to the country with some support from the government.

“In the recently held Asian Games, Usman Chand scored 122 points out of 125 in the main qualification round of Skeet event, missing the Asian record by only one point,” said Javaid, adding that in the process he was able to beat the bronze medalists of 2012 and 2016 Olympics.

He added that the government should allow the import of a shotgun for him without payment of customs duty, regulatory duty and other taxes.

Also, permission should be given for the import of 50,000 skeet shotgun cartridges per year for the next two years, without customs duty, regulatory duty and other taxes, he said.