Rangers special powers only for Karachi: Qaim Ali Shah

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the extension of Ranger’s term is a constitutional authority and its objectives to be achieved under the ambit of constitution. Special policing powers granted to the Rangers will be exclusive for Karachi and not apply to the entire province.

He said this while presiding over a high-level meeting on law and order situation. The chief minister on Tuesday reached Larkana to reduce ongoing tension between the Rangers and Larkana Police as well as Siyal over the issues of alleged corruption facilitator Asad Kharal.

Sources said that a tug of war erupted after accused Asad Kharal was freed from the custody of Rangers by Larkana Police and influential, which led a new rift between Sindh government and paramilitary agencies as well as Sindh Home Minister Sohail Siyal.

The Sindh CM visited the house of Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal after personal meeting with him and presided over a meeting at Commissioner Office Larkana. He also congratulated Sindh High Court CJ Justice Syed Sajad Ali Shah for recovery of his son by the Pakistan Army.

Sindh chief minister said that PPP Central Executive Committee consultation is underway extending the term of Rangers for law and order situation in province.

The meeting was attended by Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, Provincial Minister Syed Nasir Shah, Larkana Commissioner Inamullah Dharejo, DIG Larkana, Abdullah Sheikh, deputy commissioners and
SSPs of five districts of Larkana division.

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