President Supreme Court Bar speaks on extension in rangers powers issue

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President Supreme Court Bar speaks on extension in rangers powers issue

LAHORE: (APP) President Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan (SCBAP) Syed Ali Zafar has called upon the federal government and Sindh government to immediately grant the extension of time in the special policing powers to the Rangers in Sindh.

In a statement issued here on Monday, he said that the role of the Rangers in improving the law and order situation in Karachi was an integral part of the national action plan and its continuation imperative for the success of the war against terror.

Ali Zafar said that the operation proved to be successful and must continue till its logical end as it was the only way to successfully combat the elements involved in terrorism, target killings, kidnappings for ransom and extortion.

Referring to the recent judgements of the Supreme Court wherein failure of the police and civil administration of Sindh had been highlighted, he said that giving more time to the Rangers to complete their job was necessary to help both, the police and administration.

He pointed out to the recent recovery of Barrister Awais Ali Shah, son of Sindh High Court Chief Justice, and said that this would not have been possible without the help of the Rangers and Army.

Barrister Zafar declared that the extension in the Rangers' policing powers was inevitable and the delay in taking the decision would not only undo all the good work that had been done in the past and would cause great harm to the law and order situation, but was also against the national security interest.

"This is not the time for political point scoring, but rather the political parties should put security of the people of Pakistan first and grant the extension," he pointed out.