The interim government in Sindh has rejected a request from the home department seeking Rs. 2 billion for the procurement of vehicles and anti-riot equipment, including water cannons and communication devices, for the Rangers.
The home department sought these funds to enhance the paramilitary force’s capacity to manage crowds, especially in light of the upcoming elections. However, the government has only sanctioned Rs. 357 million for the acquisition of anti-riot gear and vehicles. Simultaneously, they have given approval for Rs. 3.3 billion to be allocated for the repair of approximately 9,900 school buildings across various regions.
These school buildings are slated to serve as polling stations during the elections, and the school education department successfully persuaded the government of the necessity for these repairs.