Pakistan

Rallies in Karachi demand extension in Rangers’ policing powers

KARACHI: As Sindh government yet to extend special powers for Rangers in Karachi, a rally was taken out by various political parties in support of the paramilitary force and extension in their policing powers.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Muslim League (Functional) jointly took out a rally at city’s busiest thoroughfare Sharah-e-Faisal, calling upon the provincial government to grant extension in special powers to Rangers.

The rally that began at 4pm culminated at 6pm in Saddar.

Similarly, a protest demonstration was staged at Numaish Chowrangi by Majlis Wahdat ul Muslimeen (MWM) in support of the Rangers.

Both the protests led to severe traffic jams in Karachi’s downtown area.

While, several other associations including mobile market dealers and Fruit and Vegetable Association demonstrated support for the paramilitary force and their prolonged stay in Karachi.

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