Transporters demand full powers for rangers

KARACHI: Private transporters on Monday demanded of Sindh government to extend unconditionally the powers of rangers across Sindh.

They threatened to go on strike for indefinite time if their demands were not met soon.

Talking to PPI, Sindh Bus Owners Association’s President Mir Afzal Khan said that Sindh government has discouraged the transporters and business community through curtailing the powers of rangers in Karachi.

He said as corruption affects common man so the action against those people who are involved in this menace should be taken in the larger interest of Sindh. He said rangers should be given wide ranging powers as the citizens feel safe and secure after rangers-led operation started in the city.

Had the Sindh government’s Anti-Corruption Department efficient, the corruption of billion rupees would have never been exposed after the joint action by federal investigative agencies, he added. He said foreign investors also have started to invest in the province only because of the better law and order situation so it is imperative that rangers should be give policing powers including taking on the corruption mafia.

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