KARACHI: Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister for Law, Murtaza Wahab has clarified that special powers of Rangers to detain suspect for 90 days was not applicable anymore as it had ended on June 14, 2016. Utv Pakistan Report
Murtaza Wahab said the federal government had got the bill to detain suspects for 90 days passed from the parliament on June 14, 2014 for two years which ended on June 14, 2016. Under this bill, the paramilitary force had powers to get 90-day remand of the suspect, he said.
He went on to say that the centre or the parliament had yet to pass any other bill regarding the special powers of Rangers, adding that until the new bill is passed, Rangers do not have any powers to get remand of suspects for 90 days.
The advisor also clarified that special policing powers of the paramilitary force are limited to Karachi only.