Ex-MQM lawmaker Ali Raza Abidi killed in Karachi firing

Dunya News

The incident took place outside his residence at Khayaban-e-Ittehad in Karachi.

KARACHI (Dunya News) – Former MQM MNA Syed Ali Raza Abidi has been killed in a firing incident in Karachi.

As per the details, some unidentified armed assailants opened fire at the vehicle of Syed Ali Raza Abidi, wounding two people including the former MQM lawmaker.

The incident took place outside his residence at Khayaban-e-Ittehad in Karachi.

The attackers managed to flee the scene after committing crime.

Soon after the incident, the wounded men were shifted to local hospital for medical assistance, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police and Rangers personnel reached Abidi s house.

PM Imran, Sindh CM condemn Abidi s murder 

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah strongly condemened the cold-blooded murder .

They expressed grief and sorrow over the tragic incident and prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to the bereaved family members to bear this irreparable loss. 

The took notice of the shooting and directed police chief to submit a report


Syed Ali Raza Abidi was a politician who had been a member of the National Assembly, from June 2013 to May 2018.

He was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan as a candidate of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) from Constituency NA-251 (Karachi-XIII) in Pakistani general election, 2013. He received 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.

Political Career

His career in politics began in 2013 when he was given the ticket by MQM to contest elections. Being his first time in elections he was able to win and got himself a seat in the national assembly.

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.