Pakistani Politician Shot Dead

    Pakistani rescuers carry the dead body of Zohra Hussain, vice president of the women's wing of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the province of Sindh, in Karachi on May 18, 2013.  Gunmen have killed a Pakistani politician from Imran Khan's party in the southern port city of Karachi on the eve of a partial re-run of May 11 polls that were marked by more than 150 killings. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN        (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty

    Zahra Shahid Hussain, one of the founding members of Imran Khan’s political party, was shot and killed late Saturday. The motives behind the attack were unclear. A local leader of Hussain’s party, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), said that Hussain at first mistook the gunmen for robbers, and handed over her purse—but instead they issued a fatal shot to her chin. Khan, a former cricket star who burst onto the national political scene in this month’s election, blamed the death on rival political leader Altaf Hussain of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, or MQM. Khan himself was injured in a fall earlier this month just prior to the election. Meanwhile, parts of Karachi voted again Sunday.

    Read it at Al Jazeera English