KARACHI: In a message from the US consulate, the general extends heartfelt condolences over the demise of Parveen Rehman, a social worker shot dead by unknown assailants in Orangi town area of Karachi late Wednesday.
“Michael Dodman, US Consul General Karachi, extends the United States’ heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of renowned social reformer Parveen Rehman. We join all who condemn the senseless killing of a woman whose life was dedicated to helping the less fortunate’.
‘Funeral Held in Gulistan e Jauhar’
The funeral prayer of Parveen Rehman the late director of the Orangi Pilot Project was held at her residence in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
The deceased was buried in Mohammad shah graveyard.
Scores of people attended the funeral, including relatives, friends and members of the civil society.
Ms Rehman had been documenting land use around Karachi, which some believe may have antagonised the city’s powerful land-grabbing criminal syndicates.
Ms Rehman’s associates say that while she had no enemies, her work on land grabbing and illegal water hydrants in and around Karachi may have angered elements involved in the illegal multi-million rupee business.
The provincial parliament of Sindh, of which Karachi is the capital, offered a vote of condolence for her on Thursday.
Attack on Perveen Rehman
Funeral prayer of Perveen Rehman