KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Sunday approved the extension of Rangers’ exclusive policing powers by 60 days. According the Spokesperson for CM Sindh, Rangers will be able to take action against terrorism, sectarian murders, target killings, extortion and kidnapping for ransom.
The extension of 2 months was approved after a resolution pertaining to the special powers of Rangers was approved by the Sindh Assembly. The resolution however has limited the power of Rangers.
Sources say that the extension was to be for 120 days but Sindh government only approved the extension for 60 days.
The special policing powers will not include the right to raid government offices and interrogation of officers. Rangers will have to ask a special permission from CM Sindh in order to conduct such actions.
According to the Spokesperson, the extension in Rangers powers was provided on 6th of December.