Death of the prominent development worker in Karachi

Motorcycle gunmen shoot dead a prominent woman development worker in the city of Karachi, police say, fueling fears of instability as the country heads towards general elections in May.

Parveen Rehman, was the director of the renowned Orangi Pilot Project (OPP). She was gunned down in the Pakthunabad neighbourhood of Karachi on Wednesday.

Rehman was being driven back home when she was killed by armed men at the Qasba Mor point, according to the police.

“This seems to be a targeted attack. The killers had come on a motorcycle,” said DIG West Javed Odho, adding that she was struck by two bullets, while her car received another three. He added that investigations were underway.

The murder has shocked Rehman’s colleagues and media, because the lady did not have any personal enmity and worked mostly on projects for the uplift of the poor areas.

Parveen Rehman was previously working at a high-end Karachi architectural firm to work for the most vulnerable.