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Senior leader of Imran Khan`s party shot dead

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 00:01

Karachi: A senior leader of Imran Khan`s Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party was shot dead here on Tuesday, police said.

Zahra Shahid Hussain, the Vice-President of the party`s chapter in Sindh, was shot by two unidentified men outside her home in Defence Phase IV late Tuesday night. She died while being taken to a nearby hospital.
Hussain was a member of the party`s central executive committee. The motive for the murder could not immediately be ascertained. The killers escaped on a motorcycle.

The shooting occurred hours before re-polling in some polling stations of a Parliamentary constituency in Karachi.

The Election Commission ordered the re-polling following several days of protests by the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf and other parties over rigging in the constituency during the May 11 polls.

First Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 00:01
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