Rangers given new lease of life in Sindh

Staff Reporter

Karachi—The federal government, on recommendation of the Sindh administration, has extended period for Rangers by 90 days—from Oct 18 to January 17, 2016 to continues their activities and operations in Karachi and rest of the province. The rangers act under authority from the provincial administrations. The ‘operation’ against criminal elements in Pakistan’s commercial hub was initiated back in September 2013 after the federal cabinet empowered Rangers to lead a targeted advance with the support of police against criminals already identified by military and civilian agencies for their alleged involvement in targeted killings, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism in Karachi. A high-level apex committee meeting chaired by the Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif on May 14, 2015 decided to implement effective policing and surveillance in the “vast suburbs of Karachi”, to prevent what the military spokesperson said were “sneaking terrorist attacks”.

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