The Rangers have been called in Lahore for 15 days to deter any eventuality in the midst of brewing political crisis ahead of the Punjab Assembly session to be convened on April 16 to elect the new chief minister of the province.

According to a notification issued by the Punjab government, the Rangers personnel will be deployed for security in the provincial capital for 15 days. The notification warned that anyone found taking the law into one hand or creating any trouble in the capital city would be taken into custody.

Those creating law and order situation could be detained under 16 Section of Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).


A tough contest is expected between Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz and ruling PTI’s nominee for the top slot of the province Parvez Elahi.