Abidi replaced for having alleged links with land mafia.
Karachi, September 16, 2009 (Frontier Star ): President Asif Ali
Zardari, who is also the co-chairperson of the ruling Pakistan Peoples
Party (PPP), has replaced the party's Karachi President, Senator
Faisal Raza Abidi for his disinterest in party affairs, and alleged
links with land mafia. The PPP sources told that President Zardari had
been receiving complaints from workers regarding negligence and
disinterest of Mr Abidi in party affairs, and his alleged links with
land mafia agents, who are involved in land grabbing in different parts
of the metropolis, earning a bad name to the party. The workers, sources
said, were also unhappy with Mr Abidi for promoting and patronizing his
personal group with the local party structure, and sidelining the
stalwarts, who always stood alongside the party in testing times. "
His disinterest in party affairs could be gauged by the fact that after
getting elected as a senator, he did not visit Karachi for next five
months. Such an important chapter of the party was being run on ad hoc
basis due to his absence", a senior PPP worker said. Mr Abidi has
been assigned a low-profile post, i.e. coordinator of peoples youth, a
wing that exists only on papers. Sources said that senior party leaders
Afaq Shahid, Saeed Ghani, and Shahnawaz Shani are strong candidates for
the post of PPP Karachi division.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)