Ballistics have matched the weapon used to kill Orangi Pilot Project director Perween Rahman to that said to be found on a suspected Tehreek-i-Taliban commander’s aide in Manghopir.
The Sindh forensics division issued its report on Monday, five days after Rahman was shot dead in Pirabad by two men on a motorcycle at close range.
The day after she was murdered, the police killed a Taliban commander’s aide in a shoot-out. They later said that he was identified as Qari Bilal, about 25 years old, based on information given by their network of informers. The informers told the police Bilal was involved in Rahman’s murder. The TTP has said it was not involved. It usually claims responsibility if behind an attack.
The bullet shells of a 9mm pistol used in Rahman’s attack and a 9mm pistol found on Bilal were sent to the forensics division for a match. The expert who did the match confirmed this and that the record of Bilal’s pistol was also being crosschecked with data of around 9,000 records. He said he could not be named as he did not have authorisation to speak to the media. However, forensics AIG Iqbal Dara confirmed this development. The forensics division declined to show this reporter the match.
DSP Zahid Hussain, a member of the investigating team, also confirmed the ballistics match but added that the police had other leads, which could not be shared with the media.
Meanwhile, Qari Bilal’s body has been handed over to his family here in Karachi. They have taken it to his hometown in South Waziristan for burial. Bilal’s paternal cousin Zakirullah, a motor mechanic in Sohrab Goth, told The Express Tribune that as far as they knew, he had no links with the TTP and was a seminary student in Waziristan who had come to Karachi for his vacations a month or so ago.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2013.
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Plz God sake don't blame Talibans they are innocent they haven't killed anyone it's a just a propaganda by Black Blue Yellow Green Orange Water
The speed at which all this has happened makes it highly suspect.
eyewash ! Justice please !
Great that the Sindh forensics division has been able to trace the killer by matching the weapon/gun and everybody seems to be buying it.
Now you can trust the Indian govt when it identifies the culprits of the terrorist attacks (26/11 or 1993 bomb blasts), based out of Pakistan - again on basis of forensic evidence...
Yeah this stinks of a cover up... Shoot an unknown unheard fellow a day latter and lol "Forensic experts" match the exact weapons......There was more then one assailant and more then one weapon per the witness at scene (The driver) but dont let facts like that come in the way of a good story...Case closed. As long politically connected land grabbers who repeatedly threatened the Shaheed Parwen Rahman ever get investigated.
Which means TTP is not involved and the "innocent" must be released.
bec the Taliban in Karachi is the land mafia
^ Go eat yogurt my friend !!
Yeah. Blame it on the dead guy. Close the investigation so the police can go back to sitting around doing nothing while the city burns.
Based on several reports, looks like her death benefited land mafia and not religious extremists.