Faisal Raza Abidi appointed new PPP Karachi President

Published: November 18, 2011
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Abidi said he will strive to revive the PPP in Karachi. PHOTO: EAMS

Abidi said he will strive to revive the PPP in Karachi. PHOTO: EAMS

KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari appointed Senator Faisal Raza Abidi as president of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Karachi Division and Mir Ismail Brohi as general secretary on Thursday.

Abidi replaced Najmi Alam as President while Brohi replaced Saeed Ghani as general secretary of the PPP Karachi division.

A notification has been issued in this regard.

Zardari made the new appointments after dissolving the PPP Karachi division earlier in the day, removing all office bearers of the division in wake of party restructuring.

Senator Abidi, an outspoken leader and a close aide of Zardari said he would strive to revive the PPP in Karachi.

Fact file: Faisal Raza Abidi

Abidi contested the 2008 general elections from NA-253 against MQM leader Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi but lost to the latter.

He has been a part of the PPP Central Executive Committee (CEC) since 2008 and member of Senate since 2009, where he is a member on the following standing committees:

-Information Technology and Telecommunications
-Labour and Manpower
-Communications
-Environment
-Defence and Defence Production

His tenure ends in 2015.

Besides politics, Abidi is also a prominent businessman in the import & export sector. He currently resides at Pearl Continental Lahore while also owning residences in Karachi and Islamabad.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Balma
    Nov 18, 2011 - 1:03AM

    Haa-ai’n!
    He will head a party in Karachi but resides in Lahore, and that at a hotel!

    Secondly, Pakistan has this problem from day one. Jinnah was the head of Muslim League and became the first governor general without relinquishing the ML post. Zardari is the President of Pakistan, but also heads PPP.
    Not a good idea.

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  • IsmailTara
    Nov 18, 2011 - 3:51AM

    oohhh yeaaahhh. some more cocaine will finally be flowing in this city hopefully. Love this guy.

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  • Pakistani
    Nov 18, 2011 - 10:59AM

    Welcome to Faisal bhai..

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  • faraz
    Nov 18, 2011 - 2:56PM

    He has a sharp mind

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  • IsmailTara
    Nov 18, 2011 - 4:54PM

    @faraz that’s cause he’s on coke.

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  • Gumber Khan
    Nov 23, 2011 - 9:39PM

    Ya Ali Madad Sir!
    I congratulate you for being the peoples party president of Karachi division and for coming to Karachi. I hope that you will serve for the benefit of Pakistan and for Peoples Party.

    Best Regards

    Worker Peoples Party

    Gumber Khan

    Pakistan Steel Mills

    Karachi.

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  • Dec 7, 2011 - 5:52AM

    i congratulate Mr Syed Faisal Raza Abidi And Mir Ismail Brohi….

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