PPP signals green light, Sindh Rangers to get extension, special powers
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah held a meeting with Zardari in Dubai on Sunday during which the latter ordered the CM to notify Rangers’ stay in Sindh with policing powers, revealed sources close to the Sindh government.
They said Zardari had summoned Shah to discuss key issues of the provincial government particularly the case of extending special policing powers of Rangers.
Chief Minister of Sindh, who is now back in Karachi, is expected make an announcement in this matter and there are also reports, he may issue a notification.
Meanwhile, the federal interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan is scheduled to do a press conference today regarding the extension of Rangers powers in Sindh.
Earlier, on Saturday, the federal minister had shown optimism that the paramilitary force would get an extension in Sindh by Monday.
While talking to media representatives in Taxila, the minister supported Rangers presence in the province and wanted them to stay in Sindh until law and order situation normalises.
Khan was also hopeful that the new chief minister in Sindh would help resolve the unsettled issue with the help of the PPP-led Sindh government.
“Karachi operation will be proceeded in a better way. We will get to know about the performance of the new captain of Karachi operation when he will start batting,” he said.
The interior minister was of the view that Rangers have successfully restored peace in Karachi by sacrificing their lives during the last two and a half years and pointed out in order to continue the same performance, they need their powers back.