Rangers to leave schools

Gm Jamali April 16, 2010

KARACHI: Rangers personnel who have set up their offices in schools and educational institutes across the province have been asked to vacate the buildings immediately.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has formed a committee to oversee the process. The educational board and several political parties had asked the chief minister to order the Rangers to vacate the institutes so that schooling can go back to normal.

The issue was also raised by members of the Sindh Assembly. The secretary implementation of the services and general administration and coordination department has been appointed the convenor of the committee.

Other members include the interior secretary, director of the Sindh Rangers, secretary education, literacy department and secretary of land utilisation. The committee has been directed to prepare a report on the educational institutes that have been illegally occupied by the Rangers.

These buildings have to be handed back to the education board and no replacement buildings will be given in return, officials informed Daily Express.

However, the committee has also been asked to allocate land for the Rangers’ requirements. The Sindh government has also decided to set up a cantonment for the Rangers in Larkana so that robberies can be be brought under control. The federal government has been asked to provide funds.

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