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Main suspect in Perween Rahman murder arrested from Mansehra: police

Updated March 19, 2015


Perween Rahman. — Illustration by Khuda Bux Abro
Perween Rahman. — Illustration by Khuda Bux Abro

PESHAWAR: The prime suspect in the murder of Orangi Pilot Project Director Perween Rahman was arrested Thursday during a joint operation conducted by Karachi and Mansehra police in Mansehra.

The suspect Ahmed Khan alias Pappu Kashmiri was arrested in Mansehra, police said.

Police further said that the suspect will be presented before a district and sessions court in Mansehra shortly.

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Perween Rehman, a media-shy social worker who devoted her life to the development of the impoverished neighbourhoods across the country, was gunned down near her office in Karachi's Orangi Town on March 13, 2013.

The very next day, police killed a Taliban operative named Qari Bilal in an encounter and claimed he was the murderer, resulting in a closure of the case.

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