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2017-11-14 15:29:10

Startling revelations: How politician used terrorists to target their rivals?


A suspect, who was arrested last month, reportedly confessed to his involvement in the assassination of prominent social activist Parveen Rehman and informed the Joint Interrogation Team (JIT) that local leaders of Awami National Party had hired Taliban militants to assassinate Rehman, it emerged on Sunday.


The police had arrested Amjad Hussain from Manghopir area on October 24 in connection with the murder of Rehman and registered a case against him under charges of 7-ATA (Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997.)


Renowned social worker Rehman was the director of Orangi Pilot Project, her office was located at Qasba Mor in Sector-5A, Orangi Town. She was gunned down in March 2013.


A JIT was constituted following the arrest of Hussain, which recently completed its findings and has submitted a report to the Sindh home department.

The accused told the JIT members that he and Raheem Swati — the prime suspect in the case — lived in front of the OPP office.


“Awami National Party (ANP) leaders Ayaz Swati and Raheem Swati had tried to obtain a designated area to construct a Karate centre, but despite repeated requests, Rehman refused to provide the land to them inside the OPP compound,” sources quoted the accused as saying before the JIT.


The suspect told the JIT that Rehman termed the local leaders as “ANP’s Qabza Mafia”, which they considered as an “insult” to them and their party.


In March 2013, she was gunned down near her office in Orangi Town on Wednesday. She was 56. Parveen Rehman was born in Dhaka in 1957. She did part of her schooling in the former East Pakistan and migrated to Karachi after the fall of Dhaka.


Her case was closed without any perfect investigation, however, the Supreme Court of Pakistan in April 2014 ordered authorities to conduct a fresh probe into Parveen Rehman’s murder after a judicial inquiry had revealed that police officers had manipulated the investigation.


This investigation has unmasked two dangerous things. First it has unmasked a horrible land mafia in the Karachi that is involved in target killings of people who refuse to sale or vacate the land and second one is more than dangerous that it has exposed a nexus between political powers and terrorist outfits.


It has showed that how political figures are using terrorist organizations to silence their opponents and it is indeed a dangerous trend because those who hire these terrorist remain clean handed.


Tags:   Karachi ، ANP ، JIT ، Parveen Rehman ،
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