An anti-terrorism court docket in Karachi has reserved its verdict within the Perween Rahman homicide case. Will probably be introduced on October 28.
Rahman was the director of the Orangi Pilot Mission, an NGO primarily based in Karachi. She was shot lifeless on March 13, 2013. 5 males, together with Abdul Raheem Swati, Ayaz Shamzai, Amjad Khan, Ahmed Ali, and Imran Swati, have been accused of the homicide.
On Friday, arguments from the perimeters of the prosecution and the protection had been wrapped up and the ultimate verdict within the case was reserved by the court docket.
Earlier, on August 2, the suspects pleaded not responsible and argued that the joint investigation workforce inquiry in opposition to them was unlawful. They had been nominated primarily based on the JIT.
They stated that the JIT didn’t document their statements. Their legal professionals raised these objections amongst others.
Consequently, on August 9, the ultimate arguments had been recorded from either side.
Background to the case
Rahman was shot lifeless on March 13, 2013, on her manner dwelling from work. Gunmen on a motorbike opened hearth on her automotive on Manghopir Highway close to Banaras. She was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, the place she died. She was documenting the inhabitants in Karachi’s goths, which aren’t administered by any authorities physique. Nonetheless, the land mafia was threatened by it as it could’ve given property rights to the individuals. Rahman mapped greater than 2,000 city villages in Karachi.
She additionally led the workforce that developed an idea for a sewage disposal plan for Karachi, which was accepted by the native metropolis authorities. Rahman was a champion for the youth and girls of Orangi, and a task mannequin for a lot of. Her homicide was mourned throughout the nation.