Sunday, May 19, 2013

Pakistani politician killed ahead of vote

Pakistani politician Zahra Shahid Hussain, who alleged vote rigging in Karachi, was shot to death Saturday on the eve of a highly contested re-run of balloting in her district, police said.

Hussain was killed in what sources described as an execution-style attack.

The killing came one day before voters cast ballots for the second time this month for one national and two provincial assembly seats in Karachi following allegations of vote rigging in early balloting.