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Ministry of Interior’s letter to DG Rangers & notification: Para-Military policing powers

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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Interior Letter No 9/1/95-R (Sindh) dated 3rd of August 2016 , duly signed by Section Officer (Rangers) Muhammad Naqeeb Arshad, addressed to the Director General Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) Karachi with instructions ‘Most Immediate By Fax’ captioned ‘Entrusting of Duty/ Function under article 147 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Rangers’ reads:

I am directed to refer to HQ Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) letter No. 0026/GS (Ops)/5034 dated 17th June, 2016 on the subject noted above and to state that on the request of Home Department, Government of Sindh, made vide letter NO. SO (LE-I) /6-68/2015 dated 1st August 2016 and in continuation of this Ministry’s earlier Notification dated 30th July , 2015 , the competent authority has accorded approval for the deployment of Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) w.e.f 20th July, 2016 to 19th July, 2017 , to continue to discharge functions as per law and  for rendering assistance to the Sindh Police in maintenance of  law and order within province of Sindh.

Whereas, Notification dated 3rd of August, 2016, again signed by Ministry of Interior’s Section Officer (Rangers) Muhammad Naqeeb Arshad (with instructions to be published in the next issue of Gazette of Pakistan Part-I) SRO (I) 2016 reads: Pursuant to request made by the Home Department, Government of Sindh, dated 1st August 2016 and in continuation of this Ministry’s Notification No. 9/1/95-R (Sindh) dated 9th May, 2016 the powers conferred upon Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) in Karachi Decision, under clause (i) of  section-3 of section-4 of Anti Terrorism Act , 1977 (XXVII of 1997) , are extended for another period of 90 days with effect from 20th July , 2016.

 

 

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.