Who was Perween Rahman? before knowing about her you have to know for whom she sacrificed. Karachi is Pakistan’s biggest and twelfth biggest city in the World. This city generates 50% income revenue for the country, Pakistan. Being the largest social hub for the country Karachi has a culture of its own. Karachi culture is not limited to any one group of people, language, color, or practices. The 20 million people of Karachi, the biggest and the most diverse city in Pakistan have been facing various problems for a long time. Crime, water scarcity, and power shortages are some of the major issues and the whole city seems to be trapped under the bad impacts of such life-threatening problems. But after all of that, there is a problem that is circulating all over the corner in Karachi. The city has suffered a lot from a severe water crisis.
Social workers tried many times to solve this problem but they can’t because of the pressurized situation. If someone does challenge the mafia then the savior turns to dust, Parveen Rehman was one of them. Perween was the director of the Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi. and an active social worker.
There is no shortage of water in Karachi, Karachi has two sources of water, It gets 650 million gallons of water from the Indus river and Hub Dam. Nearly 30% of the city gets no water at all. Instead of bringing mega projects, mega roads, and mega transport what we need is mega management.”
She pointed out that management only grabbed the land of our plants that’s all fault of the management. Perween Rahman had identified and named “land grabbers and extortionists” for trying to illegally occupy the land of the office of the Orangi Pilot Project in an interview recorded before she was allegedly killed by the same group. According to his close friend and architect Fazal Noor, “I asked Perween why she doesn’t publish her water research. Perween said, No. If this gets published, then I will be no more. After hearing it I had a feeling then that she was in danger.
Another close friend said, ” Just two days before she died I mentioned the worsening law and order situation to her. Polio workers are being targeted. Parveen, please be careful replied, “Nobody knows me”. She was murdered in a drive-by shooting on her car at the Banaras flyover a few minutes after she left her office for home on March 13, 2013.
The case was registered at the Pirabad Police Situation. The investigation revealed that the plan was to murder Perween in her house. Hussain, Ayaz Swati, and Ahmed Khan hired two tasked murderers Bhaloo and Moosa from Tehreek-e-Taalibaan to kill her in exchange for Rs.4 Million. Then they provided information regarding her activities and whereabouts to the militants of the banned outfit for 2 months. Then both the militants shot her down on March 23, 2013.