KARACHI: The administrator of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), exercising his delegated powers, has renamed two roads after civil society activists Sabeen Mahmud and Parveen Rehman, said an official notification issued by KMC's Engineering Department.

The road near Korangi Association of Trade and Industry in Korangi area has been named as 'Sabeen Mahmud Road'.

Road along Bagh Ibne Qasim (from Sharah-e-Firdousi to Marine Promenade) in the Clifton area of the metropolis has been renamed as 'Parveen Rehman Road'.

-KMC's notification
-KMC's notification

Mahmud and Rehman, both civil society activists, were brutally gunned down in separate attacks in the metropolis during previous years.

In April last year, prominent rights activist and co-founder and director of The Second Floor (T2F), Sabeen Mahmud was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Karachi.

Sabeen, accompanied by her mother, left T2F after 9pm and was on her way home when she was shot by unidentified gunmen in Defence Phase-II. She died on her way to the hospital. Doctors said they retrieved five bullets from her body.

Parveen 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 Orangi Town on March 13, 2013.

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