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Karachi politician gunned down

UNREST:An officer investigating a case against the prime minister was found dead, while a cleric warned of more street protests if the government failed to push reforms

Agencies, ISLAMABAD and Karachi, Pakistan

The cleric, who led four days of street protests in the heart of the capital aimed at forcing the government to resign, will keep pushing for political reforms and a halt to corruption, his spokesman said.

Aside from giving Qadri a voice in who leads the caretaker administration, the government also agreed to dissolve parliament before a scheduled date of March 16, although it did not specify a date.

It also said elections would be held within 90 days of the dissolution and electoral reforms would continue to be discussed.

An announcement of an election date could come during a parliament session on Monday.

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