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Governor Sindh says no intention to recall Rangers from Karachi

KARACHI: Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair Umar on Sunday said that they have no intention of recalling the Rangers from Karachi, ARY News reported. 

Speaking to the media, the governor called for the matter of extending policing powers to Rangers to be resolved soon.

He said the Rangers was working according to the aspirations of the people, and had helped restore law and order in Karachi. Therefore, Rangers will not be recalled until peace has been restored completely in the city.

Governor Sindh said that it was unfathomable why the matter was being delayed necessarily and made a controversial subject.

He said that Inspector General Sindh  A.D. Khawaja was doing a good job, but was also being made  a controversial figure. He said that IG Sindh would continue working as per the directives of the court. He called for an end to questioning a person’s loyalty.

The Sindh government is once again set to clash with  federal government over the matter as both have been embroiled in differences on several issues including the provision of gas and load shedding in Sindh.

The policing powers expired on Friday midnight after which the paramilitary stopped all operations in Karachi, and also recalled its personnel from check posts across the city except for sensitive installations.

The home department had sent a summary to Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah on April 5 seeking an extension for ninety day in policing powers but has matter is still pending.



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