WaterAid remembers Parveen Rehman

WaterAid staff are deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news of the death of the director of one of our long standing partner projects based in Karachi, Pakistan.


15 Mar 2013 | International

The director of the Orangi Pilot Project (OPP), Parveen Rehman, was killed by gunmen while travelling in her car near the western Orangi area of the city.

Girish Menon, WaterAid's Director of International Programmes, said: "This is truly shocking – Parveen was a very articulate, committed, passionate and inspirational leader."

Parveen Rehman had delivered services as a social worker for the past 25 years. "She was a great help for us. She was just like an elder sister to whom we would go whenever a problem struck us," a resident of Orangi told local media.

The funeral prayer of Parveen Rehman was held at her residence in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. Her funeral was attended by individuals belonging to all walks of life. She was laid to rest at the Mohammad Shah graveyard.

The safety of WaterAid and partner staff is paramount. WaterAid Pakistan are monitoring the security context and staff have been advised on precautionary measures.