Perween Rahman was the director of the Orangi Pilot Project Research and Training Institute, a Pakistani social activist.
On March 13, 2013, she was assassinated.
She worked for a private architecture business until being hired as joint director of the Orangi Pilot Project by Akhter Hameed Khan in 1983, where she oversaw the housing and sanitation programs.
Perween Rahman was named director of the Orangi Pilot Project – Research and Training Institute (OPP-RTI) in 1988, where she oversaw programs in education, youth training, water supply, and safe housing.
She started the Karachi-based NGO Urban Resource Centre in 1989 and served on the boards of Saiban, another low-income housing NGO, and Orangi Charitable Trust (OPP-OCT), OPP's microfinance arm.
She was a professor at Karachi's University of Karachi, NED University, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, and Dawood College of Engineering and Technology.
Perween Rahman's net worth was $2.7 million at time of her death.
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