The Sindh government has extended the powers of Sindh Rangers for one year under Article 147 of the Constitution.
According to officials privy to the development, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has taken the decision on the directives of party co-chairperson and former president of the country, Asif Ali Zardari.
The decision has been taken to ensure law and order is maintained in the provincial capital and to complete the ongoing targeted operation.
The policing powers of Sindh Rangers were to end by July 19 but the provincial government extended its powers for one more year starting July 20.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2015.