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Orangi NGO chief Parveen shot dead

KARACHI, March 13: Parveen Rehman, the Director of the Orangi Pilot Project, was shot dead in Orangi Town when she was returning home on Wednesday evening.

The city’s leading social worker, who worked for Orangi Town, said to be Asia’s largest slum project, was attacked near the office of the research and training institute of the project located in the Qasba Colony, reportedly by four gunmen who started firing when her car had slowed down at a speed-breaker. Hearing gunshots the car of the deputy director which was ahead of Ms Rehman’s car sped away.

When called by the driver, the car returned and then drove her to a private hospital in North Nazimabad where doctors expressed their inability to treat Ms Rehman because her wounds were too serious. They advised that she should be taken to a larger hospital. She was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where she was pronounced dead.