DG Rangers constitutes committee to probe PIA protest killings

KARACHI: Sindh Rangers chief on Wednesday announced the establishment of a high-level investigation team to probe the shooting incident, which left two workers of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) killed yesterday.


DG Rangers Maj-Gen Bilal Akbar confirmed the formation of the committee, which would be headed by a brigadier-rank officer.

Joint Action Committee (JIT) representing PIA workers accused the paramilitary force of opening fire at the demonstrators, a charge Rangers spokesman denied as baseless.

The firing incident prompted PIA workers to go on strike across Pakistan, halting flight operations.

Dozens of scheduled flights were suspended, causing losses of billions of rupees to the cash-strapped national flag carrier.

Interior Ministry notifies Rangers special powers in Sindh

Earlier on Wednesday, Federal Interior Ministry issued a notification, extending special powers of Rangers in Sindh province for 90 days.

Yesterday, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah had approved a summary regarding extension in the Rangers’ policing powers.

The summary was dispatched to the interior ministry for issuance of the notification.


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