KARACHI - Police claimed to have arrested a suspect allegedly involved in a targeted killing of renowned social activist and Orangi Town Pilot Project (OTPP) director Perween Rehman.

The suspect allegedly involved in targeted killing of Perween Rehman was arrested in a raid conducted on a tip off at Site area of the city.

Investigations SP Zeeshan Siddiqui said that during investigations of the cases, investigation wing in-charge of the Manghopir police station inspector Muhammad Urs Raja arrested accused Amjad Hussain Khan alias Amjad Afridi, son of Jameel Khan while also recovered a pistol and a hand grenade from his possession. The officer said that the accused is also an absconder in the Perween Rehman murder case.

Perween Rehman, a media-shy social worker who devoted her life to the development of the impoverished neighborhoods across the country, was gunned down when she was on the way to home from office located in Orangi Town on March 13, 2013. Interestingly, on the very next day, police claimed to have killed an alleged Taliban operative named Qari Bilal in an alleged encounter.

Police portrayed Qari Bilal was the main accused involved in the killing of Perween and turned the case closed.

Following the efficient ending of the case, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on April 15, 2014 ordered the concern authorities to conduct a fresh probe into the murder after the judicial inquiry revealed that police officers had manipulated the investigation.

Two of the prime suspects, namely Rahim Swati and Ahmed Khan alias Pappu Kashmiri have already been arrested from Karachi and Mansehra and remain in the jail.

On the other side, Sindh Rangers arrested at least 10 suspects during ongoing targeted raids and operations in parts of a metropolis.

A militant of a banned outfit was arrested during a targeted raid conducted on a tip off at Jackson area, said Rangers spokesperson, added that the accused identified as Qari Zulfiqar was affiliated with Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and has been involved in facilitation of the terrorist groups.

Two more suspects were also arrested during a targeted raid conducted on a tip off at Jackson area. The suspects arrested were identified as Syed Javed alias Tarzen and Adnan Shabbir alias Pakori alias Manjan. Rangers spokesperson said that the suspects arrested were affiliated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London and were involved in various cases of crime including the killings, extortion as well as propaganda against the state and the Pakistan army on the directives of the leadership of MQM-London.

Four more suspects were also arrested during raids in Saudabad area, said the spokesperson, added that the suspects arrested were identified as Suleman alias Kalu, Bilal, Kashif and Shahid alias Shikari, added that the suspects arrested were involved in various cases of street crimes.

Meanwhile, three drug peddlers were also arrested during a targeted raids conducted at Saudabad, Gulbahar and Jackson areas, said the Rangers spokesperson, added that the suspects arrested were involved in drug peddling. The Rangers also claim to have recovered arms and ammunitions and narcotics from their possession. The suspects were later handed over to the police.