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Female politician killed in Pakistan

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 01:06

May 18 - Anguished relatives and friends react to the news that Zahra Shaid Hussain, a politician in the PTI party was gunned down by unknown assailants. Deborah Gembara reports.

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Police outside the Karachi home of a politician gunned down by unknown assailants. Zahra Shahid Hussain was the senior vice president of the PTI, the same party as Imran Kahn. Hussain who was seriously wounded, died on her way to the hospital Nadir Abdul Leghari heads the Sindh branch of PTI. SOUNDBITE: Nadir Abdul Leghari, President of the Sindh branch of PTI. "A defenseless woman has been killed. And now the security is alert. I can't understand what kind of situation it is going to be. The way this violence is increasing in Pakistan, how will we stop it? People are killed daily, lives are lost daily, and no one is there to question." Grieving relatives and PTI workers gathered outside hospital late in the evening. Hussain's murder comes a day before Pakistan is set to hold a highly contested re-polling at 43 stations in Karachi following last week's general election.

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Female politician killed in Pakistan

Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 01:06