Pakistan Rangers are a paramilitary Force under the
control of the Ministry of the Interior of the Pakistan
Government. In 1995 the Pakistan Rangers divided into two
parts, one called Pakistan Rangers Punjab, with its
headquarters in Lahore, and the other called
Pakistan Rangers Sindh, with headquarters in Karachi.
The two divisions have different uniforms and command. The
Director General of Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) is Maj. Gen
Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain, whereas Director General of
Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) is Maj. Gen Rizwan Akhtar. The main
flag hosting and lowering ceremony takes place daily at Wagah & Ganda Singh Wala.
Punjab is mainly responsible for the protection of
Pakistan's Eastern Borders, however, at times it also
assists the Government for Internal Security Duty. The
Rangers are also very active in securing important monuments
and guarding national assets in various cities of Pakistan.
The Rangers have notably contributed towards maintaining law
and order in the country.
Rangers Punjab are safeguarding approximately 1300
kilometers of border
with India in the Province of Punjab by preventing Smuggling
and Advertent / Inadvertent border crossing activities.
The Motto of
Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) is Daaeman Saaheran
means "Ever Vigil" or "Always Awake" and all of the Officers
and Jawans try their best to prove worthy of it.
(واہگہ) is one of the
road border crossing between Pakistan and India, and lies on
the Grand Trunk Road between the cities of Lahore,
Pakistan and Amritsar, India. This road also serves as
strategic link to Afghanistan and Central Asian Republics.
At present all Afghanistan Transit trade is done through
this route. Wagha itself is a village of
The Wagha border is a ceremonial border on Pakistan-India
Border, where each evening, there is a retreat ceremony
called 'lowering of the flags'. At that time there is very
energetic and thrilling parade done by Pakistan Rangers
(Punjab) and Border Security Force (BSF), Indian
soldiers. It is a great entertainment for the crowds with
grand stands being built on both sides. Troops of each
country put on quite an entertaining show in their uniforms
with their colorful turbans and traditions.