The funeral prayers for Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader and ex National Assembly member Syed Ali Raza Abidi will be offered today after Zuhr prayer as his body has been moved to Yasrab Mosque in the city’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) locality.
According to Postmortem report prepared by Jinnah hospital, former MNA was hit with four bullets from a very short distance. “Two bullets pierced in the chest of Ali Raza Abidi, one each in shoulder and neck,” the postmortem report reads. As per details 46 years old Abidi was assassinated by two unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle, in Karachi’s DHA neighborhood on Tuesday (Dec 25) evening, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Javed Alam Odho said. After sustaining injuries he was immediately taken to the PNS Shifa where he succumbed to his injuries.
MQM leaders called for the immediate arrest of the suspects involved in Abidi’s assassination whereas Dr Farooq Sattar, also a former leader, Former MQM-Pakistan chief Farooq Sattar while talking to reporters after Abidi’s demise said “[he] was like my children”. “We had raised him with our own hands, he was Pakistan’s future. With what cowardice and coldness he was targeted and martyred.”
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18 August, 2019