Transporters demand special powers to rangers

KARACHI: All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owners Association’s (APOTOA) Chairman Haji Mohammad Akram Durrani and All Sindh Dumpers Owners Association’s (ASDOA) President Haji Abdul Yousuf on Wednesday threatened the Sindh government of suspending oil supply, and construction material for indefinite period to the city if it delays extension of special powers to rangers.

Talking to PPI, the representatives of both associations urged government to give unconditional powers to rangers for betterment of Karachi on urgent basis. The leaders said they feel secure and safe after the rangers led operation in Karachi.

They said Karachi is the economic hub of Pakistan; therefore, for the sake of peace in the city, it would be necessary to extend the special powers of rangers. They threatened government not to ignore the city’s peace for its political interests; otherwise, they would park their tankers and dumper-trucks in the protest against it and stage sit-in before the Sindh Chief Minister’s House.