Pakistan: Leading Pakistan politician Zahra Shahid Hussain killed outside home


A senior female member of Imran Khan's Movement for Justice party (PTI) was shot dead outside her home in Karachi.

"The assailants opened fire on Zahra, 60, as soon as she reached the gate of her residence. Apparently they were there to target her only," an official said. Hussain died on her way to hospital, it was reported. Imran Khan blamed the city's dominant MQM party, a claim the party has denied, and the British government, for Hussain's murder in a series of tweets. "I am shocked and deeply saddened by the brutal killing of Zara Shahid Hussain, Zara apa to us, in Karachi tonite. A targeted act of terror!"

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