Faisal Raza Abidi resigns from Senate

Published: January 16, 2013
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Faisal Raza Abidi tendered his resignation to PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. PHOTO: FILE

Faisal Raza Abidi tendered his resignation to PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senator Faisal Raza Abidi has tendered his resignation from his senate seat to PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday.

Bilawal will send the resignation to secretary senate if accepted.

Abidi, had previously resigned from the PPP Karachi division presidency following an internal party rift last year.

Despite having influence in Karachi and holding a senate seat on the PPP ticket, he had been sidelined from much of the party’s decision making, having been shut out of the central executive committee.

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  • Rojer
    Jan 16, 2013 - 10:09PM

    Perfect timing to change loyalties!

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  • Jan 16, 2013 - 10:28PM

    he used to defend one who betrayed him now, well good news

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  • Saim Baig
    Jan 16, 2013 - 10:45PM

    One can only laugh at PPP who says CJ’s timing is very strange!! Now what do you say

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  • Raees
    Jan 16, 2013 - 10:48PM

    Faisal is one of the few sane voices in PPP who have raised their voices against terrorism.Long before the hazaras put their dead on the streets,he was advocating for them.Our problem is that we in our traditional hypocritic spirit never recognize good people….Keep it up Faisal.

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  • Jeffmahagaonvi
    Jan 16, 2013 - 11:15PM

    strong textPlease don´t accept the resignation of a real jaiala, Mr.BBZ.
    Party needs him.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 16, 2013 - 11:27PM

    PPP lost one of the most strong commarades.

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  • Jan 16, 2013 - 11:52PM

    Faisal is really great..he is a brave man.

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  • Jan 16, 2013 - 11:53PM

    Faisal is really great..wish you good luckRecommend

  • Wajahat
    Jan 17, 2013 - 12:03AM

    A great loss for the upper house.

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    Jan 17, 2013 - 12:06AM

    He is and will remain part of PPP. We have heard similar tales in media about Sherry Rehman, Aitzaz Ahsan, Latif Khosa, Zulfiqar Mirza and so many others but they are still strong with PPP and so will Faisal Raza Abidi. The bravest person in PPP right now!

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  • observer
    Jan 17, 2013 - 12:24AM

    Hello!!! I need some attention

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  • Osman
    Jan 17, 2013 - 12:47AM

    @Raees
    Yu forgot to put “in” before sane”.

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  • WeWillWin
    Jan 17, 2013 - 1:12AM

    The funny thing is that he had to handover his resignation to Mr Bilawal Bhutto, who is probably half his age and no where near his political attire/. He might be happy about it, as they are all happy with family parties.

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  • Jan 17, 2013 - 1:35AM

    A great admirer of his debating and research skills. This is just too sad for President sahib, as only he could genuinely defend him.Recommend

  • raheel
    Jan 17, 2013 - 1:40AM

    what is this non sense,he should be kicked out of politics, he has no sense of politics at all!Recommend

  • Jan 17, 2013 - 3:04AM

    A family is ruling on pakistan and they call to this democracy,these shameful policitions are enemies of this country and people of pakistan should stop vote on name of caste,family,Religon these are looting this country blind.Zardari is the most corrupt person in the history of pakistan.

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  • Irtiza
    Jan 17, 2013 - 8:08AM

    I wish that his resignation is not accepted. Faisal is a brave courageous man and efforts of people like him are recognized when they are not around. Best of luck Faisal.

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  • Nasser
    Jan 17, 2013 - 10:34AM

    Better late then never..mr Abedi, good u l left GREAT SINNERS…

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  • Libra
    Jan 17, 2013 - 10:59AM

    Soon after accepting his resignation, investigation against him must be done for his contribution to destroy PIA.

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  • Noman
    Jan 19, 2013 - 6:26PM

    Not only Faisal, most of senior workers have been ignored. Like Amir Shah Shaheed close aide of Faisal Raza Abidi, no culprits arrested yet.

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