Says approaching Sindh Assembly on Rangers’ powers was a legal obligation; says local government representatives won’t have the same powers as under Musharraf as there’s an elected provincial government in place; announces support for journalists and newspapers
Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister for Information Moula Bux Chandio said on Saturday that the provincial government had full confidence in Rangers and the law enforcement agencies and the operation in the province would continue.
The deployment of Rangers, he said, had improved overall law and order situation in Karachi.
Speaking at Nawabshah Press Club, the advisor said the provincial government was committed to utilising all its resources to improve law and order situation in Sindh.
Approaching the Sindh Assembly on the issue of Rangers’ powers, he said, was a legal obligation.
He said that under the local government system, elected representatives would work for the welfare of the common man. However, they would not have the powers, which they enjoyed during the tenure of Pervez Musharraf.
At that time, he said, there was no elected provincial government while at present an elected representative provincial government is working.
The advisor said a policy was in the works to make press clubs strong for which annual grants would be approved.
He said that the issues of newsmen would be resolved on priority basis. Soon, Divisional Directorate of Information Department would be set up in Shaheed Benazirabad Division.
He also announced setting up of a residential colony for journalists of Nawabshah. He said that local newspapers would be given government advertisements.