The new voice on Radio: Rangers

Published: October 1, 2015
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A file photo of Rangers in Karachi. PHOTO: PPI

A file photo of Rangers in Karachi. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: After months of deliberations, Pakistan Rangers Sindh is all set to start their own radio show in Karachi from Friday.

“Assalam-o-Alaikum, you are listening “Rangers Hour” on FM 101. This is an exclusive programme by Pakistan Rangers, Sindh for the citizens of the Karachi – the financial capital of the Pakistan,” says the audio trailer released by the paramilitary force.

The show will run five days a week from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 9:30am, and 5pm to 6pm on FM 101.

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According to Rangers officials, setting up of the radio is primarily aimed at establishing close interaction with people of the metropolis, especially the youth.

“In addition to the memories of the Shuhadas”, the FM radio will also be used to disseminate information related to the city situation,” said the Rangers official. “The decision to launch FM radio service in Karachi is taken due in view the overall situation in the mega city and the FM radio will be specifically designed to communicate timely reports.”

Following the launch of their helpline 1101 for the citizens to inform about crime-related information, this is another move to enhance their communication with the citizens.

The paramilitary force is conducting a surgical operation against terrorists and criminals in  Karachi since September 2013.

A similar FM radio service was earlier launched by the Sindh Police at FM88.6. The channel provides information on alternative routes in case of traffic jams and also informs people about traffic laws and raise their awareness about them.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • London Banker
    Oct 1, 2015 - 7:36PM

    I was once a staunch believer that all military and paramilitary forces should not be allowed to intrude on the civilian domain. A few years of seeing karachi and what 2-3 parties did with it and I am back to A point where all radio shows, all invasions are okay as long as the death toll / terrorism is down by 80%Recommend

  • Usman
    Oct 1, 2015 - 8:00PM

    After movies, dramas and songs, the boys all set to start a radio program. What is next? More than 50% of the anchors already behaving as ranger officials, but it appears as if it was not enough.Recommend

  • shah
    Oct 1, 2015 - 8:23PM

    Sounds good!Recommend

  • Bairooni Haath
    Oct 1, 2015 - 8:24PM

    Pakistani military not content in simply pulling the strings on talk shows behind the scenes has their own propaganda show now. While there are people calling for the blood of Asma Jahangir, the most prominent civil rights attorney in Pakistan for defending the beleaguered MQM. There will be a flood of comments in this space soon praising Rangers, Raheel Sharif etc., but Pakistanis need to think what is wrong with this picture.Recommend

  • Imran Qadri
    Oct 1, 2015 - 10:41PM

    Rangers is doing a commendable job in keeping Karachi peaceful so they should be provided all resources and Hardware that they need to efficiently carry out their job.

    Most people here would agree with me that police has merely become a bribe collecting force rather then a effective law enforcement agency. Serious police reforms should be carried out so that they start doing their actual job of fighting crime rather than collecting bribes from poor citizens.Recommend

  • polaroid_paranoid
    Oct 1, 2015 - 11:01PM

    @Bairooni Haath: what is wrong with the picture isnt as much of a question as – what was wrong with the picture.
    it seems the “beleaguered MQM” and PPP were perfectly fine with absolute anarchy in Karachi so long as they could make money off of it. and boy did they make money. both parties did an amazing job of population control by effectively killing off a few thousand Karachiites every year – if not through a direct hit, then through the flags that were hoisted in all official health institutions. they did well with education too – produced a large number of literates with degrees but who couldnt event write their own name right because their politics had granted them degrees and not academia.
    so thank you Rangers. had it been anyone in their place, they would have been praised and lauded for the good they have done. no one cries for murderers and extortionists except those who could have direct financial gain from them. here’s to hoping the Rangers eliminate the legacy of terror and extortion that Karachi was subjected to for the past 25 odd years.
    Pakistan Zindabad! Recommend

  • kala_bacha
    Oct 2, 2015 - 1:15AM

    this is all grey propaganda hay, learn from NCC training. Recommend

  • Zahid
    Oct 2, 2015 - 3:47AM

    Sounds great, welcome Ranges FMRecommend

  • John
    Oct 2, 2015 - 3:49AM

    So I will rather have a gun trotting Rangers soldier in my City than a gun trotting thugs from MQM,TTP,ASWJ and ST.One thing none of the MQM apologists can explain is , why has there been a 80% decline in crime in Karachi when in your own words ‘Rangers only acts against MQM’? Do you mean 80% of the Crime was MQM?Recommend

  • Oct 2, 2015 - 6:23AM

    learnRecommend

  • Sami
    Oct 2, 2015 - 7:18AM

    When political parties support terrorists outfits in this situation what else you can expect from state institutions to save country.Recommend

  • SK
    Oct 2, 2015 - 8:14AM

    yeah they have been here for 26+ years running water tankers, photo copiers in KU, occupying Fatimah Jinnah court, educations instituations’ hostels etc. and now they are on radio waves to justify everything they do. Seems like East India company of modern dayRecommend

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