KARACHI: The provincial government has approved the extension of Rangers’ special powers in Karachi for another 90 days. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah signed a summary for extension of powers of the paramilitary force on Thursday. The senior leadership of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) directed CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah to extend Rangers’ special powers in Karachi for another 90 days. According to report, the home minister sent summary for extension to the chief minister to sign.
Following the signature of Sindh chief minister on summary, the Rangers got special policing powers in Karachi for another period of 90 days.
The special policing powers under Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997 allows Pakistan Rangers, Sindh to carry out raids and arrest suspects. The last extension to Rangers was given on October 18, 2016, which came to end on Monday.