Punjab

Punjab to call Rangers for law and order duty in 17 districts

LAHORE: The government has decided to summon the Rangers to assist the civil administration in 17 districts of Punjab for maintenance of law and order, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

Paramilitary Rangers have been summoned to help police to tackle the challenge of the outlawed groups in 17 districts of the province, the government sources said.

Initially the Rangers will be deployed in Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, Hasilpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot, Gujranwala and other districts of Punjab, sources said.

The paramilitary force personnel will also be deployed along Punjab’s provincial borders with Balochistan.

The Rangers have devised a strategy for operaions against Daesh and other outlawed militant groups in the region, sources said.

According to sources, the provincial government wants the Rangers to focus its attention to anti-terrorism operations. The paramilitary agency, however, stressing for the action against the facilitators and financiers of terrorism apart of the terrorists.

A high level government meeting will decide the date of deployment of the paramilitary force, sources added.

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