ISLAMABAD - In the aftermath of gun and suicide attack at the district courts of the federal capital, the federal government has decided to deploy troops of Rangers in the jurisdiction of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT).

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan while talking to a select group of journalists at his chamber in the Parliament House informed that Ministry of Interior had decided the deployment of Rangers personnel in the capital.

Under the proposed plan, the Rangers will be deployed at the check posts along with police personnel and at different sensitive points of the city, an official of the interior ministry said, adding that Rangers would also do patrolling duties.

Rangers, a civil armed force working under the administrative control of interior ministry, were already at the disposal of the Islamabad Capital Territory Administration (ICTA), however, their deployment was being done for the first time.

A Rapid Response Force (RRF) of Rangers has also been constituted under the directions of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar for the capital territory.