Thursday Jan 19, 2017
KARACHI: The provincial government has approved the extension of Rangers' special powers in Karachi for another 90 days.
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah signed a summary for extension of powers of the paramilitary on Thursday.
The senior leadership of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) directed CM Sindh Sayed Murad Ali Shah to extend Rangers' special powers in Karachi for another 90 days, informed sources.
According to reports the summary for extension was sent by home minister and the chief minister will sign the summary today (Thursday).
The notification will allow Rangers to have special policing powers in Karachi for another period of 90 days.
The special policing powers under Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997 allows Pakistan Rangers, Sindh to carry out raids and arrest suspects. The last extension to Rangers was given on October 18, 2016, which came to end on Monday.