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Pakistan removes Rangers chief over park killing

The court said the two officials should be removed as they could influence investigations.The six Pakistan Rangers personnel and a civilian accused in Shah’s killing were yesterday remanded to police custody till June 15 by an anti-terrorism court in Karachi.A video of Shah’s shooting filmed by a TV cameraman was aired repeatedly on news channels, triggering intense anger among the Pakistani public.Shah’s family rejected police claims that he was a robber and the footage showed he was unarmed when he was killed.Shah was killed at a time when the security forces are facing criticism for the gunning down of five foreigners in Quetta and the death of journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, who was abducted and killed two days after he alleged that the Pakistan Navy had been infiltrated by Al-Qaeda.Journalists associations and rights groups have accused the Inter-Services Intelligence of involvement in Shahzad’s killing, a charge denied by the spy agency.The powerful army too has been criticised for failing to detect the presence of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed in a US raid in the garrison city of Abbottabad on May 2.

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