Rangers Kill Young Boy in Karachi

A young man was gunned down by Rangers on Wednesday evening in an alleged ‘encounter’ that appeared to be killing from firing at point-blank range in a footage released hours after the incident.
A spokesman for the Sindh Rangers said the 25-year-old Sarfaraz Shah was killed after an encounter with Rangers personnel deployed outside the Benazir Shaheed Park in the city’s Boat Basin area after he was ‘caught red-handed’ while snatching cash and valuables from visitors.

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Who are Pakistan Rangers?
The Pakistan Rangers are part of the paramilitary force command, and consists of members of the Pakistan Army under the direct control of the Ministry of the Interior of the Pakistan Government. The prime objectives of Rangers is to provide and maintain security in hot conflict and war zone areas. In 1995, the Pakistan Rangers divided into two parts; Pakistan Rangers Punjab headquartered in Lahore, Punjab, and Pakistan Rangers Sindh (formerly the Mehran Force) headquartered in Karachi, Sindh. The two divisions have different uniforms and chains of command but work under same ordinance such as The Pakistan Rangers Ordinance 1959.
Although the Pakistan Rangers is under Interior ministry, however the key positions in Pakistan Rangers including Director-General of the Rangers are headed by the members Pakistan Army. The Director of the Pakistan Rangers is appointed by Pakistan Army’s Generals Headquarter (GHQ). The majority of the officers are departmental officers who get promotion from the rank of Sub Inspector. The rank structure of the force is same as in the Pakistan Police. Each Company is commanded by a DSR (Deputy Superintendent Rangers). The rangers also maintain the rangers commandos known as “red commandos.”
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