KARACHI: The director general of Sindh Rangers, Major General Bilal Akbar, said the paramilitary force would set up a task force to provide protection to lawyers.
He stated this on Saturday while talking to a delegation of Karachi Bar Association which met him to lodge protest against the killing of their colleague, Advocate Amir Hyder Shah.
Earlier, the lawyers also staged a demonstration outside Rangers headquarter to protest the killing of Shah, who was gunned down on Friday evening.
“In order to handle the threats being received by lawyers, a special task force headed by a lieutenant colonel is being formed to address the concerns,” the DG Rangers told the lawyers present in the meeting.
The force spokesperson said that a six-member delegation of Karachi Bar Association headed by President Naeem Qureshi called on DG Rangers at the headquarters of Rangers Sindh, Jinnah Courts.
The Bar delegation discussed security concerns with special reference to the investigation and arrest of culprits who killed lawyer Haider Shah.
Major General Bilal Akbar assured the lawyers of full support and said that killers will be brought to justice. Lawyers’ delegation showed their full confidence on Rangers initiatives, according to the Rangers statement.
Shah, an advocate of Sindh High Court, was shot dead in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi on Friday evening.