Former Pakistani mayor killed in UAE

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Posted: Apr 04, 2011 10:44 AM
Former Pakistani mayor killed in UAE

Police in the United Arab Emirates say gunmen have killed a former Pakistani mayor accused in the murder of an official in his homeland.

According to the police, Iftikhar Ahmed Khan was shot five times in the head on Saturday in Ajman, an emirate east of Dubai where he was operating a construction company.

The police said Monday they are investigating possible political motives in the slaying.

Khan, a former mayor of Haripur town in northwestern Pakistan, was held in the 2008 slaying of a provincial official in the region. Khan was granted bail and left for the UAE.

Several of Khan's male family members have been killed in apparent retaliation for the provincial official's murder.