IBA Karachi hosted an interactive lecture series with the DG Rangers Major General Mohammad Saeed on law and order situation. The Rangers representative started with sharing a brief introduction of the role and efforts of Rangers in the country. He explained that Karachi was the 6th most violent city in 2013 and the Supreme Court took a Suo motu notice to start an operation with Rangers playing the lead role. He highlighted the cases that Rangers deal with, which includes terrorism, target killing, extortion, kidnapping for ransom and assisting police in other crimes.
He discussed an incidence of a recent target killing by highly educated individuals and explained that abject poverty and a wrong interpretation of religion are the main reasons for it. It’s healthy to have a debate between liberal and religious groups but sometimes the difference of opinion becomes violent leading to the creation of a polarised society that we’re currently struggling with.