An ad by DSP Orangi said missing persons were allegedly taken into custody by ‘unknown Rangers personnel’
KARACHI: Pakistan Rangers Sindh started investigating on Wednesday the publication of an advertisement in local newspapers about missing persons allegedly taken into custody ‘by unknown Rangers personnel’.
The advertisement which sought assistance in tracing the detained persons was published by DSP Orangi Fakhrul Islam of the Sindh Police.
“It is a conspiracy against Rangers’ performance and Karachi’s peace,” said a statement by the paramilitary force.
Terming the advertisement as ‘allegation’ against the agency, Sindh Rangers warned it had a right to take legal action.
In a bid to break the ice, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah said “action will be taken against those who tried to create rifts between Rangers and police.”
The chief minister said there was no clash between the two law enforcement agencies, adding it was an attempt to create differences among them.
Meanwhile, officials of the Sindh Information Department’s (SID) directed not to publish advertisements of missing persons or LEAs unless there is an order from top officials.
Officials said the letter for publishing the advertisement in leading newspapers was written by DSP Islam along with a covering letter by SP Investigation West Latif Siddiqui, who is out of the country on an official assignment.
“We are not responsible for publishing these advertisements,” said an official of the SID. “The issue is not from our end.”