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Sindh government to deliberate on curtailing IG’s powers

KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information Murtaza Wahab will convene a meeting of an inter-ministerial committee on January 9 to review the powers enjoyed by the Police high-command, ARY News reported on Thursday.  Withdrawal of different powers from the Inspector General (IGP), and procedures for transfers, postings and promotions in the police force will be discussed in the meeting. The meeting will also deliberate upon measures to improve the progress and morale of the Sindh police. Reportedly, a…

Sindh cabinet considers extension in Rangers policing powers

KARACHI: A meeting of Sindh cabinet has been underway with Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah in chair to discuss the issue of extension in police powers of paramilitary Rangers in Sindh. Special powers extended to the paramilitary agency were expired on January 15 (yesterday). The provincial government had extended police powers to Rangers for 90 days on October 18 last year, which expired last night. The home department has sent a summary seeking extension of police powers to the Rangers but the chief minister has…

Rangers given police powers in Islamabad; security high-alert countrywide

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan has given police powers to Rangers in Islamabad, Rangers personnel will now be able to search out homes under the Anti-Terrorism Act, without warrant. Meanwhile, authorities have also been pondering upon seeking military's assistance in sensitive cities - ARY News reports. According to details, Rangers were given police powers in the federal capital, under the Anti-Terrorism Act. Sources told that Rangers personnel will now be able to raid houses and arrest suspected people. The…