A Pakistani policeman stands guard following an attack on Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) opposition party legislator Rashid Godil in Karachi on August 18, 2015. AFP PHOTO / RIZWAN TABASSUM
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A key witness in the murder of prominent Pakistan rights activist Sabeen Mahmud has been shot dead, police said Tuesday.Ghulam Abbas, Mahmud's driver, was targeted by unknown gunmen when returning to his house from a local mosque on Monday evening, police said.Forty year-old Mahmud, who ran The Second Floor cafe in Karachi that regularly organized debates and art events, was killed in April when gunmen attacked her car as she left the venue after hosting a talk on rights abuses in Baluchistan.However, police also said that Abbas had already identified the suspected killers in a magistrate's court a few weeks ago.
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