DG Rangers questions quota system in Sindh

Staff Reporter

Karachi—Describing the quota system as “merit-killer”, the DG Rangers Maj-Gen Bilal Akbar formally suggested its abolition in Sindh.
His advice was put forward before the apex committee, meeting under the new Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, for the first time under his captaincy in Karachi Wednesday.
The demand from the Rangers chief dispelled accusations by MQM that he was against the Mohajir party and was out to ethnic cleansing.
Despite passage of the 10-year Constitution limits, quota system has continued to the great disadvantage of the migrants from India, making the province their permanent home and have contributed to its growth in many a sector.
According to sources, the meeting also remained focused on its policy to disallow any attempt to snatch hides of sacrificial animals during Eid-ul Azha, falling in September.
It also reiterated its commitment to demolish without discrimination all offices of political parties, build or established illegally on parks and playgrounds or on government lands.
The Rangers chief during briefing on law and order informed participants that the three MQM ladies arrested on August 22 had confessed to attacking media offices after Altaf Hussain’s anti-Pakistan speech. Their relations also confirmed the presence at the place of agitation.
The meeting was attended by Governor Sindh, Dr Ishratul Ebad, Corps Commander, Lt-Gen Naveed Mukhtar, DG Rangers and other senior civil and military officials attended.
Sources said that topics discussed related to the security situation of the province, National Action Plan, targeted operations and the circumstances that evolved after the August 22 incident.
IG Sindh and DG Rangers briefed the members of the apex committee on the overall law and order situation of the province, ever since the Karachi operation was launched in September 2013. Major- General Bilal Akbar apprised the members of the committee that 5,863 target killings’ confessions have been obtained as a result of the arrest of 654 target killers belonging to the MQM.
He further stated that 848 target killers had been arrested and had confessed to being involved in 7,224 crimes. 94 target killers connected to the Lyari gang-war have been arrested and they have confessed to committing 804 murders, according to DG Rangers. Major-General Bilal Akbar briefed the members of the apex committee that 99 target killers had been arrested, who had confessed to committing 804 murders.
The Chief Secretary of Sindh also briefed the members of the committee on the implementation of the National Action Plan.

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