Life is unpredictable and every time we witness such an incident, our beliefs are reinforced. However, the sad and hard to accept reality is when a life is silenced without a reason; quietened within seconds; all because he had already been placed at the hit list of the mafia. How many more people will we have to lose before we do something? When will this country become safe for all?
Tell me, if life isn’t safe for high profile politicians and leaders, what is the guarantee of safety for a common citizen?
Last night Karachi lost a true politician, a gentle soul as they say; Ali Raza Abidi, who was shot down outside his residence.
Abidi was elected as an MNA on Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s ticket in 2013 general elections. He, however, joined the Pakistan faction of the party after its split in Karachi in August 2016. He resigned from his National Assembly membership in November 2017 citing political and personal reasons.
Heartfelt condolences are pouring for Abidi’s sad demise. His namaz-e-janaza is to be held today after Zuhr prayers.
A voice of reason silenced. https://t.co/gD9YsrJPc0
— Mahwash Ajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) December 25, 2018
Really sad to hear about @abidifactor. Despite having political differences he was a friend since a long time even when we were not into electoral politics.
My deepest condolences to his family. #AliRazaAbidi #KARACHI
— Arsalan Taj (@ArsalanGhumman) December 25, 2018
Always a twinkle in his eyes
— Gul Bukhari (@GulBukhari) December 25, 2018
Strongly condemn tragic murder of #AliRazaAbidi My heartfelt condolences with the family. I once again appeal PM @ImranKhanPTI & COAS @DGISPR to urgently take action against these terrorists who are activated by anti-state forces with an objective to start the bloodshed era again
— Syed Mustafa Kamal (@KamalPSP) December 25, 2018
I still remember when he became mna and would still serve ppl at bots I used to tell him Ali Yar kia ho gaya hay and he was like bhai mehnat kar ke kamane me kia masla hay…mna bhi logon ne banaya hay paise de rahe Hain I’m supervising..#AliRazaAbidi
— FK (@faisalkapadia) December 25, 2018
May Allah Bless your soul #AliRazaAbidi
You would be missed.
Your memory as a kind, gentle, intelligent & caring man who stood for what he believed in despite all odds would always live. RIP @abidifactor pic.twitter.com/6diKS70KrU
— Arshad Sharif (@arsched) December 25, 2018
A bold politician, an enterprising businessman, a loving friend & a great host. Khi has lost a genuine public servant & political worker. May Allah bless #AliRazaAbidi's soul. His only sin was to not compromise on his political beliefs & very few are left who dare to do so
— M. Jibran Nasir 🇵🇸 (@MJibranNasir) December 25, 2018
This is @abidifactor's last New Years pledge on my request. He pledged to work against extremism and for interfaith harmony. Surely, Karachi is poorer tonight. They don't make it like you any more. #AliRazaAbidi pic.twitter.com/F5oVFgadyf
— Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi (@Ali_Abbas_Zaidi) December 25, 2018
#AliRazaAbidi Tragic news. This target killing has Altaf Hussein written all over it… maybe revenge or a lesson for those who left the Altafist Mafia? Allah knows best. May his soul rest in peace.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ!! pic.twitter.com/S4ttQdw1kv
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) December 25, 2018
Shocked & saddened to hear about the tragic death of #AliRazaAbidi. He represented a seasoned and educated class of Pakistani politicians and his presence will be missed. My heart goes out to the family, may Maula be with them through this hardship. pic.twitter.com/OZcyoZw5Y2
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) December 25, 2018