RAPID ACTION BATTALION FORCES was formally emerged on 26 March 2004. This force started its operational journey from 14 April 2004.
The capabilities of RAB forces are:
1. Internal security duties.
2. Recovery of unauthorized arms, ammunitions, explosives and such other articles.
3. Apprehension of armed gangs of criminals.
4. Assisting other law enforcing agencies for maintaining law and order
5. Intelligence gathering in respect of crimes and criminal activitices
6. Investigation of any offence on the direction of the government.
7. Such other duties as the government may, from time to time, assign.