Pakistan holds repeat election in Karachi despite killing


KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) – Pakistan is holding a repeat election in an upmarket area of the southern city of Karachi that was plagued with allegations of vote-rigging.

The vote is going ahead on Sunday despite the shooting death of a senior member of former cricket star Imran Khan’s political party in Karachi the previous night.

Mr Khan has blamed Mrs Zahra Shahid’s killing on the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM), the same party he accused of vote rigging in the May 11 election.

An MQM senator, Babar Ghori, denied the allegation.

Sources by : straitstimes