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Funeral Held for Slain Pakistani Politician

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People gather at the grave of Zara Shahid Hussain, a senior politician from the Tehreek-e-Insaf political party headed by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, during her funeral in Karachi, May 19, 2013.

People gather at the grave of Zara Shahid Hussain, a senior politician from the Tehreek-e-Insaf political party headed by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, during her funeral in Karachi, May 19, 2013.

Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of a Pakistani politician shot dead in Karachi.

Zahra Shahid Hussain was killed late Saturday after being approached by two unknown gunmen outside her home in Karachi.

Pakistani politician and former cricket star Imran Khan, leader of Pakistan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, or PTI, blamed Saturday's slaying of Zahra Shahid Hussain on the rival Muttahida Qaumi Movement party, or MQM.

The party has denied any involvement.

Zahra Hussain was a senior vice president of PTI, which finished third in last week's parliamentary election and accused MQM of vote-rigging.

Her funeral was held as Karachi held a partial re-vote Sunday in response to those claims.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.
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