ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to Attorney General for Pakistan seeking his assistance to constitute Joint Investigation Team to probe Parveen Rehman murder case.

Perveen Rehman, a social activist and director of the Orangi Pilot Project Research and Training Institute was murdered on 13 March 2013.

A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, was hearing the suo motu case. The court criticised Karachi police for bad investigation and summoned the advocate-general Sindh to appear before the court on the next date of hearing.

Advocate Raheel Kamran informed the court that the police officers who were investigating the case had spoiled the case. Justice Gulzar remarked it seemed that the police were trying to hide their failure adding. He inquired why the police had failed to nab the social worker’s killers.

The investigating officer informed that Rehman was killed in 2013.

According to the Karachi police report the principal accused including Rahim Swati, Muhammad Amjad Hussain Khan, Ahmed Khan alias Papoo Kashmiri and Muhammad Imran, had been arrested and the case was pending trial in anti-terrorism court, Karachi.

Justice Gulzar said the police was unaware of investigation techniques adding it was not the only job of the police that it just record confession statements of the accused.

Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed said that if the accused who had confessed of his crime deny it before the trial court then what would the police do. He said the police did not reach the bottom of the case. The judge said that it was a high-profile case so they would not tolerate carelessness.

He asked the investigation officer to inquire from the officials concerned that on whose order the case had been spoiled. The investigative officer said that a departmental inquiry had been initiated against those officials who had destroyed the case.

 

 

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