PTI moves resolution in Sindh Assembly, seeking extension in Rangers stay in Karachi for four-month


KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Tuesday moved a resolution in Sindh Assembly seeking extension in policing powers for Rangers to combat terrorists and extortionists in the port city.
The resolution, submitted by PTI MPA Khurram Sher Zaman, demands four month extension in Rangers special power.
The resolution said that rangers have played a vital role to establish peace in Karachi. The special powers of rangers should be extended for four-month to deal with extortionists, terrorists, target killers and land mafias in the metropolis, resolution reads.
The resolution was moved on the time, when the provincial government is reluctant to extend special power of rangers despite Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recent visit to Karachi to address provincial government reservations.
The Army Chief Raheel Sharif, during meeting, also had termed the operation apolitical and against the militants, target killers irrespective of its affiliation.
The resolution says that PTI salutes the law enforcement personnel for their efforts.
The deadline provided for Rangers to exercise exclusive policing powers in the city of Karachi ended on December 5, 2015.
The special powers to arrest and conduct raids were earlier provided to Rangers under the Anti-Terrorism Act and were part of the ongoing operation against terrorists and criminal elements in the city.