KARACHI: Law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) officials detained former Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Faisal Raza Abidi after an early morning raid on his Karachi residence today.
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. The law enforcers blocked all passages and surrounded Abidi's residence during the swoop.
He has reportedly been shifted to an undisclosed location for interrogation. However, none of the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) has revealed the arrest of former senator.
The reason behind the arrest has yet to be revealed, however, sources informed that the former senator would be quizzed pertaining to some high-profile cases.
The firebrand former 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.
Meanwhile, Rangers also took into custody two political workers during a raid in North Karachi, and three illegal Afghan citizens from Gabol Town locality of Karachi.