Corps Commander visits Rangers HQ in Karachi


KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi, Lt-Gen Naveed Mukhtar on Thursday visited Rangers headquarters and held a meeting with Director General Rangers Sindh, Major General Bilal Akbar.


At the Rangers headquarters, the Corps Commander was briefed over the ongoing ‘targeted operation’ against criminals and corrupt mafias of the city.

Sources said Lt-Gen Naveed Mukhtar and Major General Bilal Akbar expressed satisfaction over the crackdown and vowed to continue the action.

The visit comes a day after Sindh Chief Minister wrote a letter to DG Rangers expressing his concerns over raids on state-run institutions especially the Sindh Building Control Authority.

In the letter, the CM said the paramilitary troops have ‘exceeded’ their mandate. A copy of the letter has also been forwarded to the Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.

The meeting of the two high-ups also came a day after Pakistan Peoples Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari declared a war on the military following a salvo of allegations of corruption, land-grabbing, smuggling of Iranian oil and extortion on Sindh government.

“Stop victimizing us or we will tear you down brick by brick. We do not want to undermine your establishment. You are already entangled in extremist terrorism, Balochistan insurgency, and Indian threats. So be advised… You have been warned, you have been warned, you have been warned,” Zardari said blasting away the Pakistan’s powerful army.