Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) and its Chairman Engineer Jameel Ahmad Malik strongly condemned the resolution passed by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh which has curtailed the powers of Rangers.
This resolution was passed by the Sindh Assembly and which was not even shared with the opposition and neither a debate was allowed by the Speaker.
The curtailment of Rangers powers is just a device by the Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for curbing the powers of the paramilitary force, calling it an action to protect their corruption and has done just to save Dr. Asim and other corrupt leaders of PPP including Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur says the Communist Party Chairman.
The resolution as tabled by Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwer Siyal, attached following conditions for the Rangers to stay in Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwer Siyal in aid of civil administration and police for the next 12 months.
“The Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) will have powers to in respect of the following only: 1) target killing, 2) extortion/bhatta, 3) kidnapping for ransom and 4) sectarian killings.
“Any person who is not directly involved in terrorism and is only suspected of aiding and abetting terrorists or by way of terror financing or facilitating terrorists shall not be placed under preventive detention under any law without prior written approval of the Government of Sindh or Chief Minister.
“It is clarified that in a case a person is suspected of the above, cogent reasons with complete evidence justifying such preventive detention shall be provided to the Government of Sindh, which will be based on available evidence, approve or reject such proposal of preventive detention.
“It further said that Rangers shall not raid any office of the Government of Sindh or any other Government Authority without prior written approval of the Chief Secretary, Government of Sindh.
“The Rangers shall not assist any other institution/organization apart from Sindh police in carrying out its actions.
“This is further resolved that the Government of Sindh while grating any powers to Pakistan Rangers and Sindh Police shall take into account all of the above conditions.
CPP vehemently stressed and said that the ball is now with the Federal Government and if the Interior Ministry and Federal Government does not give those powers to Rangers through Federal legislation which are curtailed by Sindh Assembly then it is all ‘TOPI DRAMA’ between PPP and PML(N) Government. However, the Communist Party is not in favour of the Governor’s Rule in Sindh.