Rangers shooting: DG Rangers promises 'severe punishment'

"Those involved in this incident will be given the severest punishment possible."


Express/afp June 09, 2011

KARACHI: DG Rangers Sindh, Ajaz Chaudhry on Thursday said that an inquiry into the killing of a youth in Karachi by Rangers personnel is underway, and those involved will face "severe punishment".

Chaudhry said the inquiry will be conducted by a brigadier and two lieutenant colonels.

"Those involved in this incident will be given the severest punishment possible," said Chaudhry.

"Rangers have not been given authority to shoot and kill a citizen in this manner, so as soon as our findings from inquiry are in, we will take the strictest action possible... Rangers are only allowed to fire in self defense."

Chaudhry added that those involved in the killing were immediately arrested and an FIR was registered against them.

PM's warning

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilan told lawmakers on Thursday it was illegal to abuse state institutions, after an MP called the paramilitary "terrorists in uniform" over the killing of an unarmed man in Karachi.

Gilani warned parliamentarians that under article 63 of the constitution, abusive language could not be used against the superior judiciary and armed forces, according to state news agency APP.

"The PM requested the chair to expunge the language being used against institutions," the agency reported.

Earlier, lawmaker Khwaja Saad Rafique from the opposition Pakistan Muslim League N party, used "foul language" against the Ranger paramilitary force, calling them "terrorists in uniform" who must be "bridled", APP said.

Five members of the paramilitary unit were being held in connection with the killing of a young man at point blank range in a park, which was filmed live and broadcast on television.

President asks for inquiry report

President Asif Ali Zardari summoned a report of the Karachi incident of rangers killing. PM ordered an inquiry into the matter. He promised to personally handle the incident.

COMMENTS (46)

Ali Raza | 10 years ago | Reply We are a lazy nation, because we say more but we do nothing, Allah Says, People Like that ruling. I requested To you all, Please Be Responsible in every work
Rizwan | 10 years ago | Reply I wish i could be given a chance to do justice will hang that Ranger that military man on the cross roads in front of all and i think Pakistani law if there is any law left in Pakistan should do the same, i have a question to Pakistani government if those shameless so call govt or military officers read this...did you gave weapon to those illiterate (jahel) military people to shoot a citizen to shoot a laymen? Think of Azaab a Kaber every one has to die one fine day and every one is accountable to ALLAH. ill be happy if that ranger is hanger
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