Pakistan Rangers


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.

History

After the establishment of Pakistan in 1947, the protection of its eastern boundaries was allotted to particular regions, such as the Punjab Border Police Force, Bahawalpur State Police, Khairpur State Police and 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 Pakistan Rangers. 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 .

Headquartered in 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 Karachi in crisis situations, and were also employed extensively for the Lal Masjid Operation.

tandard equipment

* 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 TT-33
* 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.

External links

* [http://www.defence.pk/ Pakistan Defence]


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