Rangers powers should not be made controversial every three months: Nisar

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Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday lauded the Pakistan Rangers for their efforts in securing the country’s borders and exhibiting responsibility and bravery in internal security matters.

Addressing a passing out parade at the Rangers headquarters in Karachi, Nisar said the issue of securing Karachi should not be “politicised”.

“Rangers’ powers should not be made controversial every three months,” he said, in an apparent reference to the Sindh government’s reluctance to extend the paramilitary force’s powers.

“I hope the process of creating barriers regarding Rangers powers every three months will stop.”

He said the Rangers were assigned the “extremely difficult task” of securing Karachi three and half years ago but the paramilitary force had created an example of valour and service despite all odds during this period.

Nisar said Rangers had conducted 9,500 operations in the metropolis in the last three and a half years. A total of 7,500 militants and criminals were handed over to the police and large amounts of explosives and weapons were seized.

“The whole country is grateful to you… for bringing peace to the country’s largest city,” he told Rangers personnel.

He said peace in the entire country will be established if there is peace in Karachi.

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