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.
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