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Senior leader of Imran Khan's party shot dead

Published: 19th May 2013 11:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th May 2013 11:24 AM   |  A+A-

By AP

A senior leader of Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf party was shot dead here today, 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 tonight. 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.

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