Gunmen kill Khan party woman politician in Pakistan
KARACHI — Gunmen killed a Pakistani woman politician from cricket star Imran Khan's Movement for Justice (PTI) party Saturday in the southern port city of Karachi on the eve of partial election re-polling.
Zohra Hussain, 59, the vice president of PTI women's wing in the southern Sindh province, was targeted by three gunmen on a motorcycle outside her residence in the city's upmarket Defence neighbourhood.
The Pakistan Election Commission has ordered re-voting on Sunday at 43 polling stations in Karachi after allegations of rigging in the May 11 polls which marked the first democratic transition of power in Pakistan.
PTI and the right-wing Jamaat-e-Islami party have staged nationwide protests against the alleged rigging.
Hussain "was leaving her home for some work when three gunmen attacked her. She thought they wanted to snatch her purse and handed it over to them but they killed her", Firdous Shamim, a local PTI leader, told AFP.
Police said all three gunmen escaped after the attack late Saturday.