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Female rights activist shot at

KARACHI, May 07 (PPI): Female in-charge of an NGO was shot at and wounded by unknown armed men on Tuesday night at her residence within Preedy police limits.
A press release issued by Madadgaar Helpline for Children and Women Suffering from Violence stated on Wednesday that two unidentified outlaws had forcibly entered Madadgaar’s helpline in-charge Musarrat Perveen’s apartment at 10pm.
As she put up resistance, the outlaws opened fire, injuring her badly and escaped. She was rushed to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in critical condition by the neighbours.
A team of doctors comprising Dr. Naseem Baloch and Dr. Tabinda after successful operation of three hours removed single bullet received near her heart. However, her condition was termed unstable for next 48-hours.
Madadgaar Hepline’s president Zia Ahmed Awan and his team later visited the hospital. Meanwhile, SP Clifton Azad Khan, SPO Civil Line Malik Mohammad Ahsan and area police officials also reached on the spot and assured to help in all possible ways.
On Wednesday morning, IGP Sindh Shoaib Suddal called Advocate Zia Awan.
“Musarrat Perveen was getting life threats through cell phone and SMS since a few days for which the CPLC South was informed. But no investigation took place into the said matter”, Zia Awan told him.
He suggested that a separate cell be established to help citizens for threats delivered through mobile and PTCL phones through electronic gadgets, and immediately action be taken to avert this kind of crime.
He further elaborated that the citizens, especially those activists working for the rights of children and women victims of abuse, do not have any security and there is a need for urgent initiatives.
Source: Daily Times
Date:5/8/2008