ISLAMABAD, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Authorities in Pakistan's southern Sindh province Wednesday decided to extend special powers for three months to the paramilitary troops to allow them to arrest and question criminals and terror suspects, officials said.
Paramilitary force Rangers have been deployed in Karachi, the capital of Sindh, to maintain peace and carry out action against armed groups, sectarian outfits and criminal gangs.
Terrorist activities and street crimes particularly kidnappings for ransom had increased in Karachi, the commercial hub of the country. The crimes have affected business and normal life in the city of nearly 20 million people.
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