Ali Raza Abidi assassination: New developments reported in the case

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Ali Raza Abidi assassination: New developments reported in the case

*KARACHI - New developments have been reported in the assassination case of the former MQM MNA Ali Raza Abidi.*

*The guard of the slain leader’s residence has been taken into the custody, Senior Superintendent (SSP) of district South Karachi, Syed Pir Muhammad Shah, said.*

SSP South informed that the politician was attacked right in front the of his residence on Tuesday night by two assailants, meanwhile, the security guard at the gate rushed inside as the assailant opened fire at Abidi.

The security guard belongs to Dera Ghazi Khan and was hired 2-3 months ago for the job, the SSP continued.

Last night, when the erstwhile leader of Mutahhida Quami Movement – Pakistan (MQM-P) was killed, the police official said, as per Abidi’s usual routine, he had reached home earlier than his daily schedule of coming back from office.

“It is too early to confirm whether there was a political, religious or a personal reason behind the assassination,” Shah stated, adding that the Abidi’s family did not express any suspicion either about the nature of the incident.

The First Investigation Report (FIR) against the murder will be registered today after the funeral prayers of the assassinated politician are observed in the afternoon.