Karachi violence: Rangers powers extended for three months

Rangers can now carry on their operations across the city for another three months.


Web Desk February 20, 2013
Sindh Home Ministry has issued the notification to extend the tenure. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

KARACHI: Additional powers that were given to rangers in wake of target killings in Karachi have been extended for another three months, Express News reported Wednesday.

The Sindh Home Ministry has issued the notification of the extended tenure.

The unrest in Karachi prevails with different incidences of target killing and firing, killing one man and injuring two others on Wednesday, Express News reported.

On Wednesday, a body was found in a gunny bag in Askari Park near Old Sabzi Mandi area. The deceased has been identified as Bilal Abdul Hameed.

In Godhra Camp Nala Stop, New Karachi, an injured man was found, who has been shifted to hospital.

A 22-year-old man named Zafar was injured in another firing incident at Green Town, in Alfalah area.

In different incidents of robbery and theft, criminals robbed four cars, five motorcycles, mobile phones, jewellery and cash.

Earlier, citing the rising levels of target killings and violence in Karachi, the provincial home ministry had given the rangers the authority to carry out search operations and to take necessary measures in order to nab the miscreants from across the city.

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COMMENTS (4)

Khadim Karrar | 8 years ago | Reply

Rangers have not been authorized to truly carry out a full-fledged operation against the Karachi terrorists.

Advisor | 8 years ago | Reply

They can restore the piece within a day... if they have a will to do so

unfortunately everyone cares about own interest instead of country and City, hope rangers and everyone of us will soon realize responsibility before its too late.

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