Rangers shooting: DG Rangers promises 'severe punishment'

Published: June 9, 2011
"Those involved in this incident will be given the severest punishment possible."

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

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.

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Reader Comments (46)

  • optimist
    Jun 9, 2011 - 9:15PM

    We as a nation are responsbile.

    We don’t do anything constructive. We ‘enjoyed’ Sialkot murders too much and now we have another ‘drama’ to enjoy! Will we change anything???Recommend

  • Syed Baquar
    Jun 9, 2011 - 9:47PM

    Yes i agree ! We are responsible of this incident. Oh God We seek help and justice from you ONLY.Recommend

  • Danish Kamal
    Jun 9, 2011 - 9:49PM

    Very sad. I have no words for it. This the way our security agencies help us to get rid of all issues that are related to life. Well done. I suggest to kill the whole nation. You have atom bomb.Recommend

  • Hamid Mehmood
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:29PM

    Imagine,what if he was not caught by rangers/chowkidars, what would have been be our reaction right now? “kill the person who robbed our sisters” / “izat par hamlay ka badla layna hay”, etc.?? or maybe by now he would have been caught by the local crowd and burned or beaten to death

    Let us admit the poor guy who got shot and rangers are just like any other Pakistani, all of us are trigger happy so here is the breaking news pl don’t feel shocked when more events like this happen in the future (with more frequency)

    P.S why didnt the camera man help poor guy / called an ambulance ?Recommend

  • salman
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:36PM

    we are the nation with the power of Islamic Republic Of Pakistan and we are the greatest nation in the whole world so that accident is one of the good example of Pakistan Rangers.

    being a Pakistani, Mr.Asif Ali Zardari President of Pakistan has given a order to Chief Justice of Pakistan, he takes a trial and within 24 hours, the Ranger personal should be hang to death without any sentence.

    perhaps it is the little solution of the criminal people of pakistan.Recommend

  • Ali
    Jun 9, 2011 - 10:54PM

    They say Al Qaeda is Pakistan’s biggest problem. I beg to differ AQ’s inhumanity is equivalent to that of our armed forces and the militias masquerading as parties. God Save Pakistan. Recommend

  • Ali
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:00PM

    Act is justified.
    invasive Surgery is required to control crimes in society.
    No hopes from judiciary.
    Rangers must be punished but No resignation from DG Rangers.
    This all is happening due to ourselves & free of bound Electronic Media(who always highlight negative aspects of any incident).
    Including me every pakistani is responsible for this event, for the event of Sialkot.
    By the way during Tv News clips, Have you watched Sarfraz’s mother to Ask for Allah Help even once??? Recommend

  • Dropscene
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:02PM

    It is an act of tyranny and this is the sum of what we have sown. It reflects the psyche of a frustrated, directionless nation and we have reached on a point where butchering human lives is nothing bigger than slaughtering a chicken. Imagine if it was happened in a United States or in United Kingdom the government may have changed but it happened in a place where President declares a party killer of his wife and yet the Suspect is appointed as the Senior Minister. Jinnah we are very sorry we have disfigured the face of Pakistan. May Allah save us from the wrath but do not deserve so.. Recommend

  • Athar Durrani
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:20PM

    Promises, promises and promises like sweet lollipops for the nation. Liars… It seems the suicide attacks against these barbarians are justified.Recommend

  • Atif Siddiqui
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:25PM

    Shame on the behavior of rangers, we strongly condemn of this brutality and demand a chief justice of Pakistan to sentence a capital punishment to these culprits.Recommend

  • Mutaal
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:26PM

    GOD in no more here, come on please. When we find ourselves helpless, only then we seek help from GOD. This reflects the overall justice, temperament, ethics of our individuals. I am not talking about system and administration, just think like humans. In our country, system never worked !!! we become world champions in cricket , with no system. Actually we don’t believe in system. n where system don’t believed, individuals become strong and independent !!!! Recommend

  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:32PM

    It is evident to all that Rangers have killed an innocent citizen in Karachi.

    The severe punishment according to the Islamic Law is that all Rangers personnel who were involved in the brutal killing of an innocent and unarmed citizen should be killed by shooting one by one by the members of the bereaved family members.

    If the government will not do the justice within a specific period of time, I am afraid that Taliban will come forward to punish the Rangers in the same way as the boy has been killed.Recommend

  • Atif Siddiqui
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:41PM

    Shame on the behavior of rangers, we strongly condemn of this brutality and demand a chief justice of Pakistan to sentence a capital punishment to these culprits…Recommend

  • Bilal N.
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:46PM

    God does not help those who don’t help themselves. We as a nation need to wake up and demand change.Recommend

  • Quaid E Azam
    Jun 9, 2011 - 11:49PM

    What a huge mistake i did by creating such a law less country. Someone please do me a favor and give this land back to India. Recommend

  • sanity
    Jun 10, 2011 - 12:01AM

    Same should be done to all Rangers aka (Terrorist) who murdered an innocent civilian. They should be brought in front of the public and shot, or only they must be given to the public….The rest they’ll do it. Recommend

  • hassan waseem
    Jun 10, 2011 - 12:06AM

    is this our rangers who is protecting our country
    they are not human beings
    justice should be doneRecommend

  • umair
    Jun 10, 2011 - 12:18AM

    @Syed Baquar:

    Why are people always asking for a miracle from God. The way i see it God has kind of given up and has let events take their own course. People need to take responsibility and change themselves and bring a change in society. I hate lazy people sitting at home and just praying to God to help them. stupid peopleRecommend

  • Muniruddin Khan
    Jun 10, 2011 - 12:53AM

    What sort of inquiry The Director General of the Ranger is going to conduct. We have seen that the Rangers personal have killed the innocent boy in front of the Media, like their own personnel hard core enemy . The video is clear that the deceased was unarmed, and no incriminating articles were found from his possession. the DG ranger must resigned and the five murderer must be publicly hanged or shot publicly as they have did with deceased Sarfaraz. Recommend

  • imad
    Jun 10, 2011 - 12:54AM

    These kind of inhuman acts can only be minimized when govt announces capital punishments i.e behead for violating the laws of the country.Recommend

  • Asim Israr
    Jun 10, 2011 - 1:19AM

    Gilani is making a mockery of citizen rights and rule of law by defending these culprits with language abuse warnings against members of parliament that voice empathy. He should have order an immediate arrest and an expedited trial under the terrorism act.
    Another funny character is the Interior Minister for defending the killers and putting the blame on poor victim just because he was a alleged thief and deserved it.
    Sometimes it makes me wonder, are these military personnel messengers of God in a troubled Pakistan?Recommend

  • Repentsinners
    Jun 10, 2011 - 1:39AM

    These so called rangers are so incompetent when it comes to catching the real terrorist. They are not quick, swift and alert and always let the killer terrorist kill and escape. How pathetic! But they seem very active in killing their week and poor citizens. . .What Shamefull Bullies!!Recommend

  • Ahsan
    Jun 10, 2011 - 1:39AM

    Shame shame, what is the difference between Indian army and our saviours ? I can clearly see and say our nation has become animal nation. And we will get a very strict punishment for this insha AllahRecommend

  • White Russian
    Jun 10, 2011 - 1:44AM

    I am full of hate for these gun totting gods walking on earth. May they rot in hell.Recommend

  • Kiran
    Jun 10, 2011 - 1:59AM

    @Muniruddin Khan:
    In the moment of heat it seems reasonable that culprits/suspects shud b hanged publicly.but the core problem is undermining instistutions.the rangers did it inthis case wid no fear of any other form of superiorariyRecommend

  • MP1
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:08AM

    Inquiry? What Inquiry? It’s all on video!
    These people are sick. That’s all I can say. Keep murdering one another until there’s noone left.
    They think we’re fools and all it takes is the promise of an inquiry that will silence our lips? How many people have died and how many inquiries are still taking place with the culprits running scott free?Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:16AM

    Punish these bullies not as ordinary murderers but as terrorists. We very gleefully show brutalities from Indian and Israeli Army but here we are not less but rather a foot further. Killing so bravely an unarmed young lad is intolerable. I hope the person who made this video is safe.Recommend

  • Faisal
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:18AM

    Lets blame it to Indians!!!!Recommend

  • social_eye
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:24AM

    It is disgusting and there are no words in my dictinary to condemn it. But I have a question for all of you civilize people to ponder what these people ‘the terrorist in uniform’ would have done to the innocent people of Swat and other tribal agencies in the absence of media!
    Due to media civilize society have just seen few glimpses (first Karotabad and now Karachi incident) of abuse of power by para-military authorities in relatively rural areas. I think there would have been thousand of such incidents in far off areas of Balochistan and tribal areas. ‘Civilise community’ was sleeping at the human right violations in those incidents. It is curse of Allah on aur law enforcement agencies that is why their real face is coming to the common people. Recommend

  • Copper
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:27AM

    These cowards can only attack civilians, they have no courage to fight real terrorists. No change in target killings, they are just here for land grabs and monetary benefits. Get out of Karachi!Recommend

  • NOOR
    Jun 10, 2011 - 3:55AM

    Thats what our security forces are doing since 1947. Media just captured and highlighted it. Why everybody is under shock?Recommend

  • vasan
    Jun 10, 2011 - 7:16AM

    Ahsan : What did Indian army do? Kill Pakistani jihadists and their supporters in kashmir, That is state duty, my friend. that pales in comparison to your Ranger’s action. Dont compare apples(Indian army) and rotten oranges(rangers)
    What will happen in this case? The mother will accept “Blood money” from the shooters (the estd), sign a “Pardon deal” (under a gun point from the estd) and the bloggers and pakistanis will start minding their own daily business. Raymond davis has set the trend. Is it not?
    Bloody systems and bloody establishments. No chance of a proper justice here.Recommend

  • Jun 10, 2011 - 8:03AM

    Friends! Our Forces Are Out Of Control.They Are Not Working Under Thier Rules & Duties.They Are Just Separated By Thier Names i.e:Ranger, Army etc.They Are Just Trying To Snatch The Budget Of Each Other.They Have No Fear Of Any Officer Except America, Because Our Army, Our Government All Are Beggars.I Am A Student Of 11_Year.Can Any Armed Force Official Tell Me The Effect Of Such Kind Of Incidents On Our Youth.Today We Are Shameless, Helpless And The Conditions I Have Seen,In The Future We Are Countryless & America & India Attacked On Us! Thats The Time To Change The Future Of “Pakistan”.Please! Think About It?Recommend

  • Razi
    Jun 10, 2011 - 8:04AM

    What a shameless, remorseless bunch of barbarians we have become. The ‘Holier than thou’ attitude of these so called protectors of law put the gunslingers of the Wild West to shame. Even if this was a petty thief they were dealing with, a brutal execution was not the justice that was deserved. Recommend

  • Asia Siddiqui
    Jun 10, 2011 - 8:59AM

    Dear DG Chaudhary sahib

    The incident was caught on video so an inquiry of the proximate cause is not at issue. What you want is an inquiry into the organization that allows such vigilanteeismRecommend

  • Jun 10, 2011 - 9:53AM

    Many people are writing and blaming rangers and quoting the inident of Sialkot. But if you would watch the video of Sialkot you will notice it was the people who were killing those boys. And they were enjoying that. It is the people and mentality of blaming the institutions and Government for every thing. The Finger lifters, and MR KNOW EVERY THING and Mr RIGHT of our society are the problem. Illiterates knowing nothing but writing absolute statements with conviction are the problem. Have any body really researched How many Children and Girls were killed in Lal Masjid Operations? But people are saying thousands. Have any body researched the real Issues of Kalabagh Dam? Who gets the Royalty from Mangla Dam? What are the water issues between the provinces? The Constitutional Issues? But all the Punjabis think that it is Sindhi and Pathan Nexus. Do people have the memories of 9/11 and Pakistan’s Situation at that time? And so on, on , and on. But when the idiots start believing and writing and journalists who are not professional, do not know the basic standards of Journalism and a nation badly suffering from false Ego and confused between National and Religious Identity then only course of their destruction is anarchy, terrorism, and blame game. Central Asia and Specially Uzbekistan is progressing at a pace of 10% annually, Political activity is banned, Tashkent is the most peaceful City. There is no blame game, People are satisfied.Recommend

  • Rashid Khan
    Jun 10, 2011 - 10:01AM

    The incident is deplorable and condemnable. But the language being used by Parliamentarians, such as, Khawaja Saad Rafique, is nothing short of seeking cheap thrills and rabble rousing. Every two timing legislator wants to be at the forefront in condemning the act, without letting the process run its course. Rafique is probably under the impression that the investigation will be on the lines of inquires undertaken to probe the misdeeds of his leaders and mentors, where justice was mockery.
    He needs to be assured that there are still some honest people around and they are doing their small bits.
    I’m sure the inquiry ordered by the Rangers, unlike inquires undertaken against his ilk, will be fair and appropriate in its recommendations.
    If the fact finding process is biased and lacks professionalism, he would be expected to step in and protest. Recommend

  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
    Jun 10, 2011 - 11:27AM

    No Jinnah Sahib: You had your chance in the 1940s. You were adamant and did not listen to the wiser council. Thanks for the offer but we regret to accept it. Try your luck with Saudis and Iran or atleast with AfganistanRecommend

  • Bilal
    Jun 10, 2011 - 12:05PM

    DG Rangers should resign immediately, all the rangers present at the time should face an expedited trial under terrorism charges and a public firing squad. The immediate family of the deceased should be compensated via the any budget/finances available to the rangers for the rest of their lives. Most important is that all of this should take place within the week; since the trial is merely a formality given the victim was unarmed, defenceless and pleaded for his life. Whats worse is that the deceased was short twice. Clearly under no circumstances could that have been necessary and shows that the trigger happy ranger commited this crime in the face of no apparent security risk.Recommend

  • Jun 10, 2011 - 12:31PM

    I remember in my olden golden days when there was any incident of Chaqo-Zani (Knife attack incident), it was displayed in Newspapers headline and we used to read such news with Shock.

    After watching this sad video, I and my family was shocked of the brutal murder taking place at the hands of our own security personnel.

    I live in South Africa where crime rate is very high. But atleast you know who are the would be attackers (Black). But in Pakistan – – – – you unfortunately do not know who is your enemy and who will attack you from back or front.

    It is time to re-think our strategy and we must all strengthen hands of Law to enforce the rule of Law (not jungle) in our beloved Country.


    Dr. Saleem Siddiqi

    Johannesburg – South AfricaRecommend

  • muhammadsaleemtahir
    Jun 10, 2011 - 2:54PM

    thanks God i left Pakistan and living in Duabi. nothing will change in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Sunny
    Jun 10, 2011 - 7:50PM

    I am so shocked to see this… it just shows the shear callousness of some of our people. We have no hearts or mercy left- things which directly contradict our religion. Shame on these people, and shame on the government, who always ‘condemns’ the action, but does nothing else.Recommend

  • Salman
    Jun 10, 2011 - 8:15PM

    The video clearly shows that OTHER 6 RANGERS were encouraging the shooter to “kill & shoot”….they were saying “Maar….maar….maar iss ko…” So, please have some respect for your self. Also, even if Rangers could not control him before shooting, then what was keeping them from taking him to the hospital after he was soooooo badly injured and bleeding.??? they were all standing there watching him begging to be taken to the hospital??
    I am sorry to be harsh, but its people who justify any act of brutality comitted by people in uniform.
    Which Pakistan these People Uniform want to save? A Pakistan without any living soul? They kill people in the name of saving the country and they dont want anyone to criticize them because they are the saviours of the country? But can there be a country without people????Recommend

  • maira
    Jun 10, 2011 - 8:38PM

    these all law enforcing agencies have forgetten that they also have to die 1 day and give explaination for their acts..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Recommend

  • Rizwan
    Jun 13, 2011 - 5:15AM

    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 Recommend

  • Jun 15, 2011 - 1:45PM

    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 Recommend

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