Sindh Assembly: Opposition blasts Govt on delay in extending Rangers powers
KARACHI: Opposition parties in Sindh Assembly have criticized ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) over not extending special powers to Rangers in the province, ARY News reported.
The members of opposition parties in the provincial legislature claimed that the ruling party uses delaying tactics every time as the time period of the police powers delegated to the paramilitary agency, expires.
Opposition leader in Sindh Assembly Khawaja Izhar-ul-Hassan has linked the delay in extension of special powers to the advantage of the government.
Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) member, Syed Sardar Ahmed demanded that the Rangers should be given under the domain of the civilian government.
Nusrat Sehar Abbasi of Pakistan Muslim League – Functional (PML-F) stated that at the end, the rulers would have to sign the summary of extension in special powers to Rangers.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Samar Ali Khan demanded the government to extend the police powers to Rangers immediately.
It should be noted that the three-month period of policing powers granted to Pakistan Rangers had expired on 16th January.