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Former Senator Faisal Raza Abidi taken into custody in Karachi.

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

Abidi was taken into custody after police and Rangers personnel searched his house in the city's New Rizvia Society for about half an hour, sources said. LEAs arrived at the former Senator's residence in at least 10 vehicles, they said.

He has reportedly been shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation. No LEA has made an official announcement in this regard. Moreover, it is not clear why the PPP leader was picked up.

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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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Nov 6, 2016
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