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Pakistan Rangers (Punjab)
 
Roles
  • Protection of persons and property in the border areas.
  • Apprehension of persons unlawfully entering into Pakistan or going out of Pakistani territory.
  • Prevention of smuggling.
  • Provision of assistance to police to detect and prevent crime in the border area.
  • Reinforcing police for the maintenance of law and order, primarily in border area.
  • Collection of intelligence and provision of early warning about smugglers movements/enemy concentrations.
  • Be under command of the Army during war / escalation.



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Organization

Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) consisting of 16056 personnel from all ranks is manning 414 border out posts along 1282.464 kilometers stretch of our eastern border with India. Various tree form organizations of Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) are:

  • Organization of Headquarter Pakistan Rangers (Punjab)   
  • Organization of Corps Headquarter                               
  • Organization of Standard Rifle Wing



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War Performance
Rangers have fought shoulder to shoulder with Pakistan Army in the past two wars. Details are as under:

headingh2Casualities
Details 1965 1971
Shaheed 168 65
Wounded 66 10


headingh2Awards
Details 1965 1971 Working Boundary
Sitara-e-Jurrat 1 1 -
Tamgha-e-Jurrat 5 2 -
Sitara-e-Shujaat 8 - -
Tamgha-e-Shujaat 16 3 -
Sitara-e-Basalat - - 1
Tamgha-e-Basalat - - 12


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Anti Smuggling – Operations/ Routine Border Duties

One of the major responsibilities assigned to Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) is to prevent smuggling on the borders. Although smuggling has been cut down considerably after erection of fence by the Indians, yet, items like gold, narcotics and drugs are smuggled  from Pakistan while liquor and acetic anhydride are smuggled from India. In fact, the fence has given Indians control over smuggling.


headingh2Smugglers Arrested/ Killed
Category 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005(Upto15-4-05) Total
Killed 6 3 6 5 1 20
Arrested 35 7 6 10 - 58
G. Total 41 9 12 15 1 78


headingh2Awards
    Tamgha-e-Basalat 4 (3 Officers and 1 Other Ranks)
    Chief of Army Staff                
    Commendation Card
     6 (1 Officers and 5 Other Ranks)


headingh2Apprehension of Suspects
Category 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005(Upto 15-4-05) Total
Apprehended 155 74 193 170 74 613
Under Interrogation 47 32 22 40 19 160
Released being white 59 25 54 67 23 228
Handed over to Police 49 17 117 63 30 276
Pushed back to India - - - - 2 2
G. Total 155 74 193 170 74 666

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Internal Security Duties
headingh2Protection of Sui Northern Gas Pipeline

On 21st January 2003, Sui Gas Pipe line was blown up between Guddu and Sui in an act of sabotage. Therefore, on 28 January 2003 a Task Force of a wing (plus) strength was moved to protect over 160 kilometers of gas pipeline. Presently 1 x Wing strength is guarding the pipeline.

headingh2Tri-junction Border Sealing / Construction of Police Stations / Police Posts

By the name of “Operation Fair Deal”, our troops participated in joint operation with Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) and Frontier Corps Balochistan from 9-16 July 2003 to seal the Provincial border against miscreants fleeing from Provinces of Sindh and Baluchistan, where the flushing operation was launched. Presently 2 x Wings strength are deployed for the Sealing of Tri-junction Border and construction of 2 x Police Stations and 15 x Police Posts in Kashmore and Rojhan area.

headingh2Protection of PARCO Staff

20 x all ranks are deployed in Jampur for the protection of PARCCO Staff who are engaged in laying White Oil Pipeline from Umerkot to Mehmood Kot

headingh2Casualties

The state of casualties occurred during operational and internal security duties from the year 2002 up to date is as under:

headingh3Operational
Shaheed - 20
Injured - 108


headingh3Internal Security Duties
Shaheed - 20
Injured - 108

Vehicles Damaged

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8


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Anti Smuggling – Operations/ Routine Border Duties

Internal Security Duties

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