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KARACHI: The Director General of Pakistan Rangers, Sindh, has taken notice of the Shah Faisal Colony firing incident that killed a man when he failed to pull his car over on Tuesday.

A Rangers spokesman said late on Tuesday night that the Director General Rangers Sindh has ordered a court of inquiry and suspended the individual involved.

Express News reported that Rangers signalled Ghulam Haider to stop his car but he did not, over which the officials opened fire at him, killing him on the spot.

Haider’s car consequently collided with a motorcycle, injuring the rider.

Police said that no criminal record of Haider was found in any police station and no weapons were recovered from him.

The residents of the area protested in front of Shah Faisal Colony Police Station but were soon dispersed earlier in the day.

The suspended individual has been detained, the Rangers spokesman further pointed out.

An investigative board has been tasked to find out the facts and submit report immediately, it was further stated.

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Asif Ahmed
Jun 05, 2013 02:33am

He should have stopped, when asked to pull over. The security situation is horrible the way it is, the ranger had no idea what he had in the car. It was a move he was forced to make. Follow the law.

Jun 05, 2013 03:06am

Lesson learn , if authorities told you to stop than stop. They are for our safety.

Hasan Hasni
Jun 05, 2013 03:30am

This is catch 22 position. People don

Abdul Malik
Jun 05, 2013 03:34am

The trigger happy Ranger personnel cannot stop and arrest the real culprits in Karachi, instead, they kill innocent peaceful members of public. The DG Rangers Sindh should be man and soldier enough to tender his resignation instead of initiating enquiry that will serve no purpose.

Jun 05, 2013 06:56am

I wonder when/how are they going to differentiate between a terrorist and harmless ordinary people. This adds nothing to their credit.

Jun 05, 2013 06:58am

Life of citizens is so cheap in karachi.

Jun 05, 2013 06:33pm

@Hasan Hasni:

Dear sir, yes in a civilized countries......they NOT shoot the person but rather fallow him first...and if attacks police or rangers then they shall return fire.

So, yes there is a solution if we need one.

We do not need rangers in Karachi....we need local people hired as police men.


Jun 06, 2013 03:22pm

DG rangers should tender his resignation. The person shot was coming from the hospital after the dialysis of his brother who was sitting next to him, also had a small accident with a biker and must have been in a hurry. The other thing is he could have not seen the rangers gesture to stop, as he was in a hurry. The other point is as we drive we tend to look straight and not necessarily looks sideways, here is a chance he might not have seen the ranger signalling him to stop.

Jun 07, 2013 12:51pm

Had this been any where else imagine the reaction by the Pakistanis? They blame and talk about discrimination in the west & India, but don't address incompetence in their own system. Please teach the law enforcement official, you only fire in self defense, not on any person who has not fired on you.