Body of Zahra Shahid Hussain is carried by a crowd
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Pakistan politician Zahra Shahid Hussain killed in Karachi

19 May 2013 Last updated at 01:31 BST

A senior female Pakistani politician has been shot dead in the city of Karachi.

Zahra Shahid Hussain was the senior vice-president of Pakistan's Movement for Justice party (PTI), led by former international cricketer Imran Khan.

She was killed outside her home in the city's upmarket Defence neighbourhood.

Her murder comes on the eve of a highly-contested partial re-run of the vote in the area following last Saturday's general election.

Julie Peacock reports.