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Prime suspect in Parveen Rehman murder case arrested

KARACHI: Police on Friday night arrested the prime suspect in the murder of a social worker and director of Orangi Town Pilot Project Parveen Rehman, ARY News reported.

The suspected killer, Raheem Swati was arrested from Manghopir. He has been involved in several ethnic and religious terrorist activities, said SP West.

Sources said Swati murdered Rehamn because he wanted to ‘grab a piece land to build a karate center’.

Parveen Rehman, prominent social welfare worker, was shot dead in March 2013, while she was working as the director of Orangi Town Pilot Project.

The arrested suspect reportedly belongs to Awami National Party (ANP) besides having links with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

The prime suspect Raheem Swati

The prime suspect Raheem Swati

Earlier, two of his accomplices, Ahmed Ali alias Pappo Kashmiri and Raheem Swati’s son Imran Swati were arrested, who are serving a prison term.

The arrest was Swati was made by a special police team formed by DIG West Zone Feroz Shah in accordance with court’s orders. The team was headed by SSP West Captain (r) Azfar Mahesar and included SP Orangi Ali Asif, SP Investigation West-I Akhter Farooq and others.

The team blocked eight SIM cards issued on Raheem Swati’s name. He used to call through 10 different numbers and sometimes used his close friends’ numbers while in hiding. The suspect disguised himself at times to avoid identification.

When the police raided Swati’s shelter in Manghopir area, his accomplices had fled away. Officials also seized a 9mm pistol, a hand grenade from his possession.

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