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Former MQM-P MNA Ali Raza Abidi shot dead in Karachi

The shooting incident took place outside his residence in DHA

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Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) lawmaker Ali Raza Abidi was gunned down outside his residence in Karachi on Tuesday evening.

According to SSP South Pir Mohammad Shah, the shooting incident took place outside the residence of the former member of the National Assembly in Khayaban-e-Ghazi neighbourhood of Defense Housing Authority (DHA).

Former MQM MNA Ali Raza Abidi who got injured in an attack outside his home in Defence area, succumbed to injuries, was brought in PNS Shifa hospital in serious condition and passed away during the treatment, says hospital source.

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.

Former MNA has been an active personality on Twitter sharing his personal views and citing criticism. His last tweet available was made 5 hours ago, before the incident.

As soon the news of his killing made public, condolence messages are pouring in from various people and celebrities on social media.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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