Sindh govt agrees to extend Rangers’ powers for another 90 days


KARACHI: The provincial government on Wednesday agreed to extend the special powers of Pakistan Rangers in Sindh in Karachi for another 90 days.

After the request is approved by the Ministry of Interior, the paramilitary force — requisitioned under Article 147 of the Constitution and under clause 1 of subsection 3 of section 4 of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 — will be able to prevent the commission of terrorist acts and scheduled offences in notified areas.

The Sindh government is also expected to approve the summary for extension of the Rangers’ stay by one year to help police and civil administration in Karachi.

The paramilitary force’s tenure for helping the police and civil administration will expire on July 19.