Senior Pakistan politician killed

Member of former PM Benazir Bhutto's party shot dead in the north of the country.

    Pakistani politics is riven with local rivalries

    Two senior members of the Awami National party were among those named.

    Abbas, a former provincial government minister, was accused of involvement in the killing of a member of the rival family and two other people in an election clash in 1997 but he was never convicted.

    "Abbas and his nephew were riding a motorcycle and as they reached a deserted place the assailants, who were probably chasing them in a car, opened fire and killed them both," Faraz Khan, a police officer said on Monday.

    Regional rivalries in Pakistan often affect politics and elections. A general election is due late this year or early next.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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