Ali Raza Abidi had received death threats earlier: Sources

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Ali Raza Abidi had received death threats earlier: Sources

KARACHI - Senior politician and disgruntled Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan leader Ali Raza Abidi had received death threats earlier, it has been revealed.

MQM leader Farooq Sattar claimed on Wednesday that slain Ali Raza Abidi was receiving death threats.

Abidi, a former MQM-P lawmaker, was shot outside his residence in Khayaban-e-Ghazi neighbourhood of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) on Tuesday night. Unknown assailants shot the former MNA as soon as he disembarked from his vehicle outside his residence. Abidi was shifted to PNS Shifa Hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his wounds.

“I was told by authentic sources that Abidi was under threat. There should be investigation on why such a high profile personality was not given security,” Sattar said.

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“There were two policemen deployed on his security for elections, both of them were withdrawn after the polls.”

Sattar said that the killers of the former MNA should be exposed, and regretted that the city lost an educated voice.