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Rangers Powers: Bilawal directs CM to resolve matter under constitution

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KARACHI: The tug of war between the government of Sindh and the federal government over extending policing powers to Rangers still unresolved.

Pakistan People’s Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has chaired a meeting at Bilawal House in Karachi attended by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, home minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, Finance Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, Minister Local Government Jam Khan Shoro and provincial advisor for law.

The committee discussed the issue of policing powers to Rangers and other issues.

The PPP chairman directed the chief minister to resolve the issue of Rangers powers as per the requirement of the constitution, sources said.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also asked the ministers about the details of the incident in Larkana related with the Rangers.

The PPP chief has also directed the members of Sindh Assembly presently outside the country to return back to Pakistan immediately.

Extending policing powers to Rangers has become a bone of contention between the provincial and federal governments. Rangers personnel have stopped snap checking of vehicles at the entry and exit routes of Karachi as their special policing powers deadline expired on the midnight of July 19.

According to sources, Rangers authorities also considering to withdraw the paramilitary personnel deployed at key government installations for security, sources said.

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