Letter by SSP Islamabad seeking Rangers deployment outside accountability court surfaces online

  • 200 personnel of Rangers were asked to guard judicial complex for law and order situation

ISLAMABAD – A letter forwarded by the Senior Superintendent Police Islamabad and addressed to the city’s Deputy Commissioner, seeking the support of Rangers outside the accountability court, surfaced online on Monday.

According to the letter, which still needs verification, the police official had enlisted the help of 200 personnel of Rangers with command structure around the premises of Judicial Complex, Islamabad to maintain the law and order situation as the former Premier Nawaz Sharif had to show up.

The letter also categorically stated that the ‘Pakistan Rangers officials will not be directly involved to deal public during their duties along with police’.

Although the Deputy Commissioner has yet to give his official stance but the communication somehow clears the mystery as to who ordered the para-military troops to spring into action today (Monday).

The issue of Rangers deployment had set tongues wagging as to who was controlling the overall episode when former premier Nawaz Sharif showed up in an accountability court , and Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal was denied entry to the court premises prompting him to declare that he could not be a puppet minister.

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The accountability court Judge Muhamamd Bashir also clarified that he did not summon the contingents of Rangers, contradicting the claims of Director General Rangers.