CM Sindh extend paratroopers powers for 4 months


KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday has extended the policing powers conferred to Rangers in Karachi by 120 days.


Shah made the decision under the Anti-terrorism Act as the powers, handed over to the paramilitary force some four months ago, reached their deadline today.

The chief minister said he hoped that Rangers would continue in their efforts to establish peace in the metropolis with the same zeal and zest.

According to CM house spokesperson, the Sindh Assembly would ratify these powers through a bill that is to be moved in the assembly.

Earlier, on July 8, the Sindh government granted a 30-day extension to Rangers, allowing the paramilitary force to conduct raids without a warrant and detain suspects for 90 days.