Sindh Rangers’ special powers extended for 90 days


KARACHI: The special policing powers of Sindh Rangers in Karachi were extended for another 90 days on Friday, according to notification issued by the Sindh Home Department.

A summary in this regard has been sent by the provincial government to the federal government for approval.

The current validity of the powers conferred upon the rangers in Karachi Division under the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997, will now expire on July 4.

“I am directed to convey the approval of the government of Sindh under Section-4 (2) of the Anti Terrorism Act, 1997 to entrust powers to Pakistan Rangers, Sindh in terms of Section-4 (3)(i), within Karachi division to discharge its functions as authorised by the provincial government for a period of 90 days from April 6, 2019, to July 4, 2019,” the notification said.

Under the special policing powers derived from the Anti-Terrorism Act, the Rangers can conduct raids, detain and investigate people suspected of being terrorists.