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Perveen Rahman Murder Case: SHC Acquits 5 Accused

KARACHI: SHC on Monday (21st Nov, 2022), citing lack of evidence, acquitted all five accused (Raheem Swati, Ayaz Swati, Amjad Hussain Khan, Ahmed Khan alias Pappu Kashmiri, and Imran Swati) who were sentenced nine months ago by ATC here in the murder case of Perween Rahman.

The two-member SHC bench, comprising Justice KK Agha and Justice Zulfiqar Ali Sangi,maintained that none of the accused had been charged with actually killing Perveen Rahman.

Four of the accused (Abdul Raheem Swati, Ahmed Khan, Amjad Hussain Khan and Ayaz Swati) were incarcerated by ATC for life. Imran Swati was sent behind bars for seven years.

It may be recalled that one of the accused Amjad Hussain Khan , who was arrested on 24th of October from Manghopir area here told the JIT that local leaders of ANP had hired Taliban militants to kill the social worker and Director Orangi Pilot Project.

It is pertinent to mention here that she was assassinated in March 2013.

Sources privy to told that land-grabbers are active in the Orangi hills, who even  resort to kill people when they feel any threat from them.

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.