Pakistan politician Zahra Shahid Hussain killed in Karachi

Sunday, 19 May 2013 - 7:50

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A senior female Pakistani politician has been shot dead in the southern port city of Karachi.

 

Zahra Shahid Hussain was the senior vice-president of Pakistan's Movement for Justice Party led by former international cricketer Imran Khan.

 

She was killed by gunmen on a motorcycle outside her home in the city's up market Defence neighbourhood.

 

Her murder comes on the eve of a highly-contested partial re-run of last Saturday's general election.