KARACHI: The powers Rangers enjoyed in Karachi after the Pakistan Protection Ordinance will expire tonight, Aaj News reported.
On November 10 last year, the Sindh government had allowed Rangers through a notification under the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Act to detain any suspect for 90 days in their custody with the permission of the court, for further interrogations for 120 days, and these powers were extended in March this year for further 120 days.
Following the orders the Rangers had conducted several raids including a raid on MQM headquarter nine-zero and Sindh Building Authority.
Their powers will expire on July 8.
Speaking to the media, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah said that it is likely that their stay will be extended after approval from the provincial assembly.
However, so far a session has not been called for.