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Pakistan party leader shot dead in southern city
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10:30, May 24, 2008

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Tariq Khan, a leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), was shot dead in southern port city of Karachi, local TV channel reported Friday evening.

Tariq Khan, vice president of PML-N in southern Sindh province, was shot near Tariq road in Karachi and died after being shifted to a hospital, private Dawn TV said.

The TV channel quoted police as saying that Tariq Khan was driving when the motorcyclists fired shots at his car.

While talking to media, PML-N spokesman Sadiqul Farooq said his party will take proper actions against those who are behind the assassination.

No further details are available.

The PML-N, led by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, is the second largest party in Pakistan's parliament.

Source: Xinhua

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