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Karachi unrest case: Rangers seek more powers for peace in megapolis

KARACHI: Officials of the Pakistan Rangers Sindh today submitted a report in the Supreme Court (SC) Karachi Registry which raised questions over the performance of Sindh government and police, while the paramilitary force also requested for more powers to restore peace in the megapolis, ARY News reported.

During the hearing of Karachi unrest case, the report submitted by Rangers seemed more of a charge-sheet against Sindh government, while it also expressed lack of trust on police investigation.

The report said that these hurdles are affecting Rangers’ performance and requested the apex court to grant powers to register a case on its own and to investigate it.

“Rangers handed over 6000 suspects to police, but due to defective investigation more than 1100 suspects were freed,” it noted. “Out of these freed suspects, one later played central role in Safoora bus carnage.”

At this, the court inquired the IG for taking credit of apprehending 6000 suspects, despite the fact that they were nabbed by the paramilitary Rangers.

The report further pointed that the process of transfer of police officers and appointment of prosecutors in cases is also affected.

Asking the chief secretary to ‘go home if he is unable to perform’, the SC ordered him to present a clause-wise answer of Rangers report in the next hearing.

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