US Embassy rejects reports that the firing range
was being constructed inside its compound
Malik also said that he had taken up the matter with secretary interior and was informed that the police firing range
was located outside the boundary of Diplomatic Enclave established for the training of personnel and the idea was to upgrade it.
In fact, the spokesperson said the US Embassy responded to multiple requests from the Government of Pakistan and, with the approval of the Ministry of the Interior and other relevant Pakistani government agencies, agreed to fund the complete refurbishment of an existing firing range
for the ICT Police.
'The upgrades to the firing range
are intended to make the range safer for the police, as well as the citizens and diplomats who live and work near the range,' US mission added.
He denied the media reports run by the private TV channel and said that the US embassy is partnering with the Pakistani police and funding an upgradation of the federal capital police's firing range
which is in the diplomatic enclave.
Although the firing range
's license has already expired, Ibay said it remains operational for one year until the CIDG caught up with them.
"The bill, which outlines the ways in which various shooting sports will be practiced, seeks to regulate the possession and use of specific types of guns within the firing ranges
in accordance to relevant EU legislation, and to regulate the establishment and operation of firing ranges
so that they correspond to the contemporary needs of shooting sports," Petrides said.
A grassland fire has started close to the Otterburn firing range
The area affected is within the Otterburn training area - the second largest firing range
in the country - but should that change the fire brigade would be brought in to contain the blazes.
Residents who live next to a training firing range
in Pembrokeshire are complaining that "unacceptable noise" is keeping them awake at night and even causing homes to shake as late as 11.30pm.
The Swiss newspaper Le Temps reported about scores of US and Canadian instructors training Ukrainian servicemen at the former Soviet firing range
Yavorov in Western Ukraine, Sputnik reported.