Pakistan

KARACHI (Web Desk) – The prime suspect in social activist Perween Rahman’s murder has been apprehended by Karachi police, local media reported.

“Rahim Sawati was arrested by District West police,” SSP Azfar Mahesar said on Saturday during a press conference at his office.

Parveen, the director of the Orangi Pilot Project was gunned down near her office in Orangi Town on February 13, 2013.

Earlier, the police claimed to have killed the alleged mastermind of her assassination, a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan operative identified as Qari Bilal, in an encounter.

Another suspect, Bilal alias Tension, was also taken into custody but was released by the court last year for want of evidence. In March 2015, the police claimed to have arrested one of the prime suspects in Rahman’s murder, Ahmed Khan alias Pappu Kashmiri, from Mansehra in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.