KARACHI - The rehabilitation centre set up by the Sindh Rangers has helped 20 young militants turn their backs on a life of violence to go back to their families.
The paramilitary force is already working on the next batch of 14 youngsters.
Associated with various criminal and terrorist groups operating in Karachi and arrested during the ongoing crackdown in the metropolis, the young men are being treated by a team of Rangers personnel and psychiatrists at the rehab facility in Landhi Town to help them reintegrate into society.
The youngsters are provided with psychological treatment and months-long vocational training in different trades before being examined to ascertain if they are fit to return to their families.
A brainchild of Maj Gen Bilal Akbar, the then director general of the Sindh Rangers , the Rangers Reclamation Centre was officially inaugurated in November 2016.
Since then the centre has successfully rehabilitated a group of 20 captured militants, who, after denouncing crime and militancy, received psychological care and training in skill development. Now the centre is working on another batch of 14 young militants.