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Sindh Govt Extends Rangers’ Special Powers for 90 Days

Karachi (July 12, 2017): Sindh government on Wednesday extended Rangers special policing powers for another 90 days.

On Wednesday, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qasim Ali Shah approved a summary sent to him by Home Department recommending extension in Rangers’ special policing powers for 90 days.

This time around, the Chief Minister extended Rangers powers three days before the expiry of the term.

Yesterday, Sindh Home Minister had sent the summary recommending extension in the special powers given to Rangers under Section 2 of Anti-Terrorism Act 1997.

The special powers have been extended from July 15 to October 12, 2017. The special powers of the paramilitary force are to expire on midnight of July 14, 2017.

It is to be mentioned here that extension of Rangers power has been a bone of contention between the PPP-led Sindh government and PML-N cetral government in the past, as Sindh government has on many occasion refused to give blanket powers to the paramilitary force especially when it also launched crackdown on corruption too.

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