2 men sentenced to death in murder of Pakistani politician
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has convicted and sentenced two men to death over the 2013 murder of a politician from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s ruling Tehrik-e-Insaf party in the southern city of Karachi.
Friday’s ruling came five years after gunmen killed 60-year-old Zahra Shahid, who was a provincial vice president of Khan’s party at the time. Khan’s party was in the opposition at the time.
The two men — Mohammad Rashid and Zahid Abbas — were members of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement party, now a coalition partner of Khan who became prime minister following July 25 national elections.
Shahid was shot twice in the head outside her home in Karachi, the capital of Sindh province.
Her party has been demanding justice for her since then.