Police negligence in Perween Rahman assassination case, admits IG Sindh
Inspector-General Police Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon regretted on Sunday that the police showed negligence in the Perween Rahman assassination case.
Rahman, Director of the Orangi Pilot Project, was murdered in a drive-by shooting on her car on March 13, 2013 in Karachi and was allegedly killed as a result of a land dispute.
Speaking to reporters the IG said: “In the Perween Rahman murder case, there was negligence by the police. We are going to appeal against the decision” noted Ghulam Nabi Memon and are trying to remove “defects from the investigation system”.
Last week, the Sindh High Court nullified the life-imprisonment sentences, handed over to the accused individuals for Rahman’s murder by the anti-terrorism court (ATC), following insufficient evidence. Following the court’s verdict, Rahman’s family decided to appeal against the acquittal of five accused men in the Supreme Court.
In a press release, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan called on the state to provide justice to Rahman and security for her family members and legal team following the release of the culprits.