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Pakistani Lawmaker Dies From Gunshot Wounds


A Pakistani lawmaker has died a day after being shot.

Local media say Tahira Asif died in hospital in Lahore on June 19.

She had been wounded a day earlier after being shot by two assailants while apparently resisting a robery attempt.

Asif was a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

The head of MQM, Altaf Hussain, said Asif's death had been politically motivated, and accused police of trying to portray it as a mugging attempt.

Based on reporting by www.dawn.com

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