Soon after the news of former MQM-Pakistan MNA Syed Ali Raza Abidi’s assassination started making rounds, a number of political leaders, senators and government authorities took to Twitter, condemning the targeted killing and condoling the sad demise.
Abidi was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Karachi’s upscale Defence Housing Authority (DHA) neighbourhood on Tuesday.
According to his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Official Twitter account, Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his grievance over Abidi’s murder and called for an immediate inquiry into the matter.
State Minister for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi also expressed his sadness over the demise of “dear colleague and brother Ali Raza Abadi”.
He further said that efforts will be put in place to ensure that the killers will be brought to justice.
Senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal termed former MQM-P leader’s death a “terrible tragedy”, adding, “Violence in politics is an unforgivable crime.”
PPP Senator Saeed Ghani lamented Abidi’s untimely demise and said that he “was about to join PPP before 2018 general elections”.
Former member of the National Assembly Bushra Gohar expressed her shock over losing “one of the sanest politicians in Pakistan”.
PPP leader Dr Nafisa Shah remembered Abidi and questioned: “Who could be so cruel to take the life of a young and promising leader?”
Abid Sher Ali, another PML-N leader, prayed that Abidi’s family gets the strength to “bear this irreparable loss”.
Former senator Afrasiab Khattak strongly condemned the murder of ex-parliamentarian Ali Raza Abidi.
He further added that the heinous crime must be investigated and the culprits arrested.
MNA Mohsin Dawar expressed sadness over the murder the lawmaker being killed in a targeted attack in Karachi.
He demanded that culprits involved to be arrested immediately.