Karachi:Pakistan Home department has moved a summary to Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah with a proposal to extend the powers of Rangers for another 60 days which is going to expire on February 5.
Under the National Action Plan and the Anti- Terrorism Act, the Rangers have been mandated to conduct targeted operations against elements involved in four heinous crimes like terrorism, targeted killing, kidnapping for ransom and extortion.
Last month the Sindh Assembly had passed the resolution ratifying the stay of the paramilitary force in the province for a period of one year.
The opposition parties saw it as a move by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party(PPP) to curtail the powers of the paramilitary force.
The PPP led provincial government has been accusing the Rangers of overstepping their mandate which restricted them to take action against offences pertaining to terrorism.(ANI)