DG Rangers reiterates commitment to make Karachi crime-free

Published: July 8, 2015
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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.

Read: No more extensions? Sindh to reconsider policing powers for Rangers

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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Reader Comments (8)

  • Hasan
    Jul 8, 2015 - 5:55PM

    Shamefull to see how there was no discussion on Extra Judical Killings. Governor’s Incompetency can clearly be seen here.Recommend

  • nabidad
    Jul 8, 2015 - 5:56PM

    Rangers operation should be carry on till its logical end at any cost. All Karachi is with Rangers operation.Recommend

  • Pro
    Jul 8, 2015 - 6:21PM

    Meeting with a criminal to discuss how to remove criminals!!!Recommend

  • Hasan Askari
    Jul 8, 2015 - 6:23PM

    Yeah right..commitment to PTI and extremists to make Karachi moderate MQM free.

    Such policies led to creation of Taliban and Alqeda.

    I request the world to keep eye on antics of current establishment. It is giving a free pass to lashkars, jaish, lal masjid, lakhvi, let.

    Only reason they are after TTP is because TTP went after them.Recommend

  • Muhajir
    Jul 8, 2015 - 8:24PM

    We love Pakistan Army and Rangers. Get us rid of all these MQM, PPP, ANP and Sunni Tehreek thugs. We are with you!!!!Recommend

  • Shaikh Mohommad
    Jul 8, 2015 - 9:55PM

    The only way to make Karachi a peaceful town will be to catch the so-called criminals and bring them before the courts. Otherwise these statements will carry no effect and the city will not get rid of these criminals. Why aren’t they brought before the courts? Any reason?Recommend

  • AK
    Jul 8, 2015 - 10:57PM

    I don’t understand the role of this corrupt Governor, why we forget that how many cases are against him pending or closed for decades. In our country the law is different for different people.
    This nation needs Hitler in a bad mood and justice for every one.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Jul 8, 2015 - 11:08PM

    If Musharraf was a little like Raheel……Pakistan would not be in this mess today.Recommend

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