Ex-senator Faisal Raza Abidi arrested in Karachi: sources

KARACHI: Law enforcement agencies apprehended ex-senator Faisal Raza Abidi during a late night raid at his residence in Karachi on Friday, sources confided to Geo News.

Abidi was arrested from his residence in New Rizvia Society, within the remits of Sachchal police station, according to sources. The raid was conducted late on Friday night and Abidi’s house was searched for half an hour, before he was moved to an undisclosed location.

No LEA has officially accepted the arrest of the former senator.

During the raid LEAs blocked all passages and surrounded Abidi’s residence. Reportedly, personnel on ten vehicles participated in the overnight raid.

The reason behind the arrest has yet to be revealed, however, sources informed that the former senator would be quizzed over some high-profile cases.

Abidi, known for his firebrand speeches for his former party, Pakistan Peoples` Party, resigned from the Senate in 2014.

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