Published On: Mon, Nov 2nd, 2015

Detention of contract killers, assistants in subsequent Karachi operation: Rangers


A press release which was released by Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) on Monday stated that terrorists alleged of participation in assaults on the workforce of law enforcement agencies (LEA) will be detained in the subsequent stage of Karachi operation.

The Rangers stated that terrorists, contract killers, and their assistants were concerned in assaults on LEA personnel “especially police, lawyers, and witnesses” will be in detention, and these rudiments will be eradicated in the latest stage of the Karachi operation — which finished two years in September this year.

The Rangers have appealed to the populace of Karachi to give reports to the paramilitary force regarding these factors on their 1101 helpline, via SMS, or by emailing at

Karachi, which is a metropolis of approximately 20 million populace and Pakistan’s financial asset, has been standing in contemporary years by criminal, ethnic, political and religious aggression.

A contemporary drift of deadly assaults in opposition to traffic policemen has argued the lives of almost a dozen employees in only some weeks. Without arms and lacking any standard policing training, traffic constables were afterward given automatic rifles, pistols and bulletproof vests by the Sindh police for self-protection.

Police establishment also required the support of paramilitary Rangers to make available safety measures to traffic police workers in the city.

Defense of spectators in high-profile cases connected to terrorism has also been the main concern. The main spectator in the assassination case of Sabeen Mahmud, a well-known rights campaigner and co-founder of social forum The Second Floor (T2F), was shot dead in an alleged beleaguered assail prior in September.

The ‘operation’ in opposition to criminal components in Pakistan’s profitable center was began reverse in September 2013 after the federal cabinet empowered Rangers to direct a beleaguered move forward with the assistance of police in opposition to criminals previously recognized by the federal, military and civilian agencies for their suspected participation in targeted assassinations, kidnappings for ransom, extortion and terrorism in Karachi.

In the meantime, a high-level top commission gathering lead by the Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif on May 14, 2015, determined to put into practice efficient policing and surveillance in the “vast suburbs of Karachi”, to impede what the military representative stated were “sneaking terrorist attacks”.

At that conference, Gen Sharif guaranteed to persist “across the board operations” at an amplified speed and hunt down terrorists who perform dreadful deeds.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.