Sindh Rangers personnel involved in killing of youth pardoned by President


ISLAMABAD – President Mamnoon Hussain has pardoned nearly half a dozen personnel of Pakistan Rangers, who had been sentenced to life imprisonment over their involvement in the killing of a youth inside a public park in Karachi’s Clifton area seven years ago.

Media reports suggest the personnel received the pardon in the exercise of president’s powers under Article 45 of the Constitution. The men had been sentenced to life imprisonment.

The convicts may be freed any time from Karachi’s Central Jail, according to an official of the Home Department.

The Rangers personnel had killed Sarfaraz Shah, 22, considering him a robber out to deprive people in the park of their belongings in June 2011.