DG Rangers reiterates commitment to make Karachi crime-free

Ishratul Ebad applauds paramilitary force’s sacrifices in maintaining the law and order of the city

Our Correspondent July 08, 2015

KARACHI: DG Rangers Major-General Bilal Akbar on Wednesday once again reiterated his resolve to make Karachi a crime-free, peaceful city.

In his meeting with Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad at the Governor House, matters of professional interests and Karachi’s law and order were discussed in detail.

While the governor applauded paramilitary force’s sacrifices in maintaining the law and order of the city, they also considered devising a plan of action to make the ongoing action against criminals more transparent, and resolving people’s complaints.

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With consent of the federal government and Pakistan Army as part of the ongoing Karachi operation and the National Action Plan, Rangers along with police have been tasked to rid Karachi of criminal elements, irrespective of their political, ethnic or religious affiliation.

Rangers recently have made a number of criminals allegedly a part of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) involved in extortion and other illegal activities.

The paramilitary forces in March this year had raided MQM headquarters Nine Zero, and arrested a number of high-profile criminals.

Read: Defending arrests: MQM’s administrative wing fuels militancy, say Rangers

While the party chief Altaf Hussain has demanded an end to the Rangers deployment in Sindh, the provincial chief executive Syed Qaim Ali Shah has also hinted at withdrawing policing powers from the paramilitary force, which has been deployed in Karachi since the 90s.

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