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T2F’s Sabeen Mahmud remembered on first death anniversary

KARACHI: The first death anniversary of Sabeen Mahmud, the director of non-government organization The Second Floor (T2F) is being observed today.

Sabeen Mahmud, along with her mother, was targeted in Defence Phase-II area of Karachi. She was in her late 30’s and had acquired education from the Karachi Grammar School.

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The political leaders of the country and members of the civil society had strongly condemned the killing of the T2F director. Her funeral prayers were also attended by a large number of people.

First Information Report (FIR) (214/215) of her killing was registered under Sections 302, 324, 34 and 7 of the Anti-terrorism Act (ATA) (1997) at Defence police station.

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered an investigation into the killing of prominent rights activist Sabeen Mahmud. A military spokesman had stated that her murder case would run in a military court.

She had hosted a seminar about rights abuses in Baluchistan titled “Un-silencing Baluchistan Take 2”, featuring two prominent Baluch rights activists, Mama Qadeer and Farzana Baluch, among other speakers.

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The group of terrorists, which targeted a bus of the Ismaili community last year on 20th May, had confessed of carrying out the fatal attack on the T2F director.

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