Perween Rahman was the Director of the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP), an internationally renowned architect, planner and social scientist. She devoted her life for the development of impoverished neighborhoods within Pakistan and in other countries. She was a symbol of resistance and the voice of marginalized community.
On March 13th, 2013 – on her way home from work, assailants followed Perween Rehman’s car and shot her. She succumbed to bullets received on her neck.
With her passing, the society lost a brave social worker, activist and teacher. Her death was immense loss to people she protected and helped, and whom, she dedicated 30years of her life.
There was global condemnation of violence against a person of such international reputation. People across the globe have condemned this brutal act and heinous crime.
A petition was launched in July 2013 by Human Rights Organization of Pakistan and by prominent citizens of Pakistan.
It has been 3 years since Perween Rehman’s death, and many, many court hearings later, there has been no substantiated and conclusive response from police. No perpetrator of this crime has been brought to justice.
A petition letter to Prime Minister Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, Interior Minister Pakistan Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and to Chief Minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah with Urgent Appeal to Investigate Ms. Perween Rahman’s murder, requires your support.
We family, friends, colleagues and countless poor people, will be in gratitude of your support, in our cause of bringing, perpetrators of crime of murder of Perween Rehman, to face the judiciary.
We demand, investigation commence, effective immediately. Thank you
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