- Pakistan Rangers
The Pakistan Rangers are a paramilitary force under the control of the
Pakistan Army. Approximately 50,000 Rangers provide for the internal security of Pakistan.
After the establishment of
Pakistanin 1947, the protection of its eastern boundaries was allotted to particular regions, such as the Punjab Border Police Force, Bahawalpur State Police, Khairpur State Policeand Sindh Rifles. Because the Rangers were neither correctly structured nor outfitted for a specific duty, in 1958 it was restructured and renamed as the West PakistanRangers. After the 1971 war, this force was federalized underneath the Ministry of Defence as the Pakistan Rangers and shortly in 1974, it was made a component of the Civil Armed Forces(CAF) under the Ministry of Interior.Pakistan Rangers is fultime defender of Pakistan because it gurads the borders during peace and war .
Lahore, the Rangers are also very active in securing important monuments and guarding national assets in that city. The Rangers have notably contributed towards maintaining law and order in Karachiin crisis situations, and were also employed extensively for the Lal Masjid Operation.
* Automatic Rifles - 7.62mm G3A3, 7.62mm G3P4
* Machine Guns - 7.62mm MG3
* Sub-Machine Guns - 9mm MP5A2 & MP5P4, 9mm SMG-PK
* Pistols - 7.63 mm standard issue likely Tokarev
* Bullet Proof Jackets - Various local and foreign types
The formal headwear of the Rangers are somewhat similar to the ones worn by the
Border Security Force.
* [http://www.defence.pk/ Pakistan Defence]
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