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Pakistan Rangers to have special powers in Karachi only: Sindh CM

Updated: Jul 20, 2016 16:27 IST

Sukkur/Hyderabad, July 20 (ANI): Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has said that the special policing powers granted to the Rangers will be exclusive for Karachi and not apply to the entire province.

Speaking to the media after chairing a law and order meeting at the Commissioner Office at Larkana yesterday, Shah clarified that Rangers have been given special powers for Karachi alone, adding that no powers have been given to them to act in other parts of the province, reports the Express Tribune.

On his meeting with the Rangers director-general in Karachi recently, he said that the Rangers had demanded that Asad Kharal, a suspected criminal be handed over to them and not home minister Sohail Anwar Sial's younger brother, Tariq Sial.

Shah stressed that Rangers' personnel were given a mandate to work against four types of crimes in Karachi: terrorism, extortion, kidnapping and targeted killing.(ANI)