Former senator Faisal Raza Abidi detained in Karachi

Shifted to an undisclosed location for questioning

Faraz Khan November 04, 2016
Senator Faisal Raza Abidi. PHOTO: APP

KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies detained former Senator Faisal Raza Abidi in Karachi late on Friday.

According to sources, police and Rangers took the ex-Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader into custody from his house in the city's Rizvia Society.

Sectarian strife: Six ASWJ men shot dead

The development comes hours after five members of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ), including two prayer leaders, were shot and killed in three separate shooting incidents in Karachi on Friday.

Once a close confidant of former President Asif Ali Zardari, Abidi resigned from Senate and as PPP's Karachi president in 2012 and 2013 respectively, after developing differences with the party leadership.

Sources said he has been shifted to an undisclosed location for questioning.



Kamal hussein | 6 years ago | Reply This is what you get for being patriotic pakistani.
Pakistan Zindabad | 6 years ago | Reply He's not only admired by Zardari but his open sectarianism make him Powerful in Bureaucracy. He will be released soon.
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