ATC announced its verdict in Parveen Rahman case Eight years after the murder

ATC announced its verdict in Parveen Rahman case Eight years after the murder

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Karachi: On Friday, the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) announced its verdict in the murder case of Orangi Pilot Project Director Parween Rahman eight years after she was shot dead in the city.

Parween Rahman, head of the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP), was gunned down near her office in Orangi Town on March 13, 2013, and joint interrogation teams (JITs) probing her murder found roles of militant and political groups behind her murder.

According to details, ATC has found three members of a political party guilty in the murder case and sentenced them to a collective prison term of more than 57 years.

The identities of the criminals have been identified as Ahmed Khan, Amjad Hussein, Ayaz Swati, Rahim Swati and Imran Swati. ATC sentenced Rahim Swati to 50 years in prison for being instrumental in the murder and also imprisoned his son Imran for seven years and six months.

On October 15, after the prosecution and defense had completed their case, the court reserved the verdict.

During the course of the hearing, a state lawyer requested the court to frame an additional charge of conspiring to commit the crime against the accused. There is sufficient evidence to substantiate the conspiracy charge, he added.

The court ordered him to present his arguments at the next hearing and postpone the case until November 3.

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