Sindh CM extends Rangers’ powers by 60 days

KARACHI:Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday approved the extension of Rangers’ exclusive policing powers by 60 days.According to a private TV channel quoted the spokesperson for Sindh chief minister as saying that the Rangers would be able to take action against terrorism, sectarian murders, target killings, extortion and kidnapping for ransom. The extension of two months was approved after a resolution pertaining to the special powers of Rangers was approved by the Sindh Assembly. However, the resolution had limited the power of Rangers.Sources said that the extension was to be for 120 days but Sindh government only approved the extension for 60 days. The special policing powers would not include the right to raid government offices and interrogation of officers. Rangers would have to ask a special permission from Sindh chief minister in order to conduct such actions.


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