After the emergence of Pakistan on 14th Aug 1947 a force
the name of Home Guards in Punjab and Sindh Rifles in Sindh
was created with its Headquarters at Lahore to intercept the
trans - borders criminals. This force was placed under the
then IG of Police for administration. Home Guard comprised
Punjab Border Police and Bahawalpur Border Police and Sindh
Rifles comprised Sindh Border Police & Khairpur Military
Police. Home Guards were deployed on the border of Punjab
Province & Bahawalpur State and Sindh Rifles were deployed
on the Border of Sindh Province & Khairpur State initially.
1958. In Oct 1958, Border Police was
reorganized to form an independent department under the West
Pakistan Government by the name of West Pakistan Rangers.
All four frontier forces i.e. Punjab Border Police,
Bahawalpur Border Police, Sindh Border Police and Khairpur
Military Police were merged to form an independent
department of West Pakistan Government for which an
ordinance was promulgated. The command elements came on
deputation from the Pakistan Army. The West Pakistan Rangers
consisted of three main Units as fol:-
(new shape of Punjab Border Police) with its
Headquarters at Lahore.
(new shape of Bahawalpur border Police) with its
Headquarters at Bahawalpur.
(new shape of Khairpur Military Police and Sindh Border
Police) with its Headquarters at Hyderabad.
1969. In 1969, due to heavy commitment of
Sutlej Rangers it was restructured and a new Unit was raised
name Chenab Rangers with its Headquarters at Sialkot, having
193 Kilometers Working Boundary and 105 Kilometers of
1972. Force was renamed from West Pakistan
Rangers to Pakistan Rangers and given under the control of
Federal Government (Ministry of Defence).
1974. In 1974, it became part of the Civil
Armed Force under the Ministry of Interior.
1989. In late 1989, due to growing riots and
worsening Law and Order situation in Sindh, a new force was
raised named Mehran force under the direct command of
Director General Pakistan Rangers with its nucleus
Headquarters in Karachi. Five permanent Sectors consisting
four wings each named Shahbaz Rangers, Bhattai Rangers,
Qasim Rangers, Sachal Rangers and Indus Rangers were the
part of this force.
1995. 1st Jul 1995 Pakistan Rangers was
bifurcated into Punjab and Sindh Rangers. After bifurcation,
Sector HQ Cholistan Rangers alongwith 3 x Wings were raised
at Rahim Yar Khan to cover long distance of Desert and
2003. 2 x Wings were raised for Internal
2005. Sector HQ Punjnad Rangers alongwith 4 x
Wings were raised for Internal Security Duties .
Presently, Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) has become dynamic and
vibrant force and performing challenging tasks of guarding
eastern border and performing Internal Security duties in
Punjab, Gilgit, Rajanpur and Islamabad Capital Territory in
a befitting manner. This is only possible due to the
commitment/foresightedness of our predecessors and hard work
of present team..