KARACHI, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Dec, 2018 ) :Former member of the National Assembly Ali Raza Abidi Tuesday shot dead in Karachi by unidentified armed persons.
SSP South Pir Mohammad Shah said the shooting incident took place outside the residence of the former lawmaker in Defense's Khayaban-e-Ghazi neighbourhood.
Unknown assailants shot Abidi as soon as disembarked from his vehicle, the official said, adding that it would be too early to say whether the perpetrators were ridding motorbikes or came in a car.
The former lawmaker was shifted to PNS Shifa Hospital, where he was pronounced dead after some time.
Abidi, who had been affiliated with Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), had resigned from basic membership of the party in September citing "personal reasons".
"This is to bring to your attention that I will not be able to continue participation with MQM Pakistan due to personal reasons," he had said in his resignation letter to MQM-P Convenor Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.
Syed Ali Raza Abidi was a famous politician and elected as a Member National Assembly, from June 2013 to May 2018.
As a candidate of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) from Constituency NA-251 (Karachi-XIII) was elected Member National Assembly in general election, 2013.
He had got 81,603 votes and defeated Raja Azhar Khan, a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
The former MQM leader was a well-educated politician and did his immediate schooling from Karachi St. Patrick school. He got his B.com degree from DHA Degree College and I.com degree from S.M Commerce College. Then he went to states to complete his marketing degree from Boston University.
Ali Raza Abidi had plenty of experience in marketing sector and was the CEO of Akhlaq enterprises.
However, there was some controversy surrounding his seat as a MNA as he allegedly resigned from his position recently when he joined Pak Sarzameen Party and thus left MQM.