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Ex-Senator Faisal Raza Abidi taken into custody in Karachi: media reports

Law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) officials detained former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Faisal Raza Abidi after an early morning raid on his Karachi residence on Saturday, media reports said.

Abidi was taken into custody after security personnel searched his house in the city’s New Rizvia Society for about half an hours, sources said.

He has reportedly been shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation. No LEA agency has revealed his arrest.

The firebrand PPP leader resigned from his Senate seat in 2014 after developing differences with his party.

Abidi, once among the most trusted lieutenants of former president Asif Zardari, was accused of violating party discipline and repeatedly issuing statements in favour of martial law.

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