KARACHI: Ranger are to stay for another month in the city, said a notification issued by the Sindh Government. A late night notification from the CM House was issued on Wednesday.
The notification has not been approved by the Sindh Assembly yet. Earlier, Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf submitted a resolution in the Sindh Assembly to extend Rangers stay in the city. Meanwhile, MQM had said that it will stage a protest against Rangers.
In a statement MQM cheif Altaf Hussain has said that a public referendum should be held where people could vote for or against the Rangers’ operation in Karachi. PTI parliamentarian Khurram Sher Zaman said that if any political party stages a protest against the Rangers, PTI will stage a protest in favour of the Rangers.Zaman further said that every citizen wanted the presence of the paramilitary in the city.
“Those who oppose Rangers are actually against economic progress and well being of Karachi.”
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.