KARACHI: The government of Sindh has ordered an extension for the Rangers along with temporary powers which are equal to that of the police for three months. According to the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997, the Rangers were awarded the power to arrest alleged terrorists and criminals without a warrant. They were also given the authority to clean up no-go areas. The Rangers can also fire back at terrorist groups and criminals and have the authority to keep all the arms and ammunition they seize.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2011.