Rangers deployed in Lahore to ensure security till August 14

Police to register FIR against PAT workers who attacked cops in Lahore, says law minister


Web Desk/Mariam Essa August 08, 2014

LAHORE: Rangers were deployed in Lahore at the request of the Punjab government to ensure security in the provincial capital, Express News reported.

The government had asked the interior ministry to deploy Rangers in Lahore until August 14 and had also sent a letter to the ministry in this regard.

Five companies of Rangers will be posted at important buildings, including Governor House, during this time.

According to Express News correspondent Mian Aslam, the imposition of Article 245 was not required to deploy Rangers personnel in Lahore as they are not part of the army, but are a security organisation under the ministry of interior.

Meanwhile, three police officers were injured in a confrontation between policemen and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers in Lahore that took place on Thursday night, Express News reported.

Referring to the clashes between dozens of policemen and hundreds of PAT supporters around the residence of Dr Tahirul Qadri, Provincial Law Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan said that it was the government's responsibility to ensure security in the country.

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Mashhood told the media on Friday that the government had obtained footage of the PAT workers that attacked policemen, adding that they had also managed to identify the attackers.

He stated that an FIR will be registered against "these people who took the law in their own hands" for terrorism and attacking police officers.

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COMMENTS (15)

Qurban | 6 years ago | Reply

King Nawaz and Shahbaz Shareef try to save their fort but i think but forget that there is a King ALLAH who is the the King Of All

Motiwala | 6 years ago | Reply

Rangers?....no...no...nope. Shahbaz's storm troopers. Just like the Nazi's....er...Punjabi nazis?...eewwh!

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