KMC renames roads in Karachi after Sabeen Mahmud, Parween Rehman

Karachi Municipal Corporation honours political and social activists


SHEHARYAR ALI June 18, 2016
A file photo of slain T2F cafe director, Sabeen Mahmud. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Karachi Municipal Corporation (KMC) has renamed two streets in Karachi with the names of slain social activists Sabeen Mahmud and Perween Rehman.

A street has also been renamed after the deceased political worker of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sultan Mahmood Qazi.

“The road near Korangi Association of Trade and Industry which connects Korangi 8000 and 10000 road has been renamed as Sabeen Mahmud Road,” a KMC spokesperson told The Express Tribune.

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“The road along Bagh-e-Ibn-e-Qasim from Shahrae Firdousi has been named as Paween Rehman Road whereas Tannery Road in Lyari has been renamed as Sultan Mahmood Qazi Road,” the spokesperson added.

Social activists Mahmud and Rehman were brutally gunned down in separate attacks in the metropolis.

Mahmud, the director and founder of The Second Floor (T2F) café, was shot dead by gunmen in the upscale Defence Housing Authority neighbourhood of Karachi on April 24. She has also been named among global affairs magazine Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers.

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Rahman, the director of the Orangi Pilot Project, was gunned down by unidentified armed motorcyclists in a drive-by shooting near Banaras Flyover on March 13, 2013.

Sultan Mehmood Qazi, a PPP stalwart and member of its Central Executive Committee (CEC), had died of a heart attack at his house in Jhanda Cheechi in December last year.

COMMENTS (2)

syed & syed | 5 years ago | Reply Not only KMC but other institutions should rename the roads in the name soldiers who gave their life in FATA undisputed people
Rehmat Ali | 5 years ago | Reply Right decision to reward in such a special way to those innocent good people who lost their life.This will work as a slap on those criminals and their masterminds when they will go through these roads in rest of their life. Initially they thought the chapter closed.
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