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Pakistan oil executive shot dead in Karachi.

ISLAMABAD, July 26 Kyodo

The chief executive of Pakistan State Oil (PSO) was shot dead by unknown gunmen near his office in Karachi on Thursday morning, police said.

They said gunmen opened fire on Shaukat Reza Mirza's car as it approached the office in the heart of the city in the vicinity of several top hotels. The assailants escaped.

Mirza was at the center of a controversy involving the early retirement of several hundred PSO employees as part of a privatization program.
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Date:Jul 30, 2001
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