‘What a tragedy’: Twitter reacts to Ali Raza Abidi’s assassination
Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Ali Raza Abidi was gunned down last night outside his residence in Karachi’s DHA, news of which left the entire country in state of utter shock.
CCTV footage showed that as Abidi’s car stopped outside the gate of his residence, two men on motorbike rushed towards him. One of the miscreants got off the bike, fired multiple shots at Abidi and fled. All of it happened in a matter of seconds.
The MQM leader received 2 bullets to his chest, 1 to his neck and 1 to his arm. He was rushed to the hospital but the damage proved fatal.
His funeral prayer was offered earlier.
— HMNAQVI (@HMNAQVI) December 26, 2018
Ever since the tragic news broke, social media has been busy paying tributes to the politician and demanding VIP security for those who are under any sort of threat.
‘His only sin was to not compromise on his political beliefs & very few are left who dare to do so’
A bold politician, an enterprising businessman, a loving friend & a great host. Khi has lost a genuine public servant & political worker. May Allah bless #AliRazaAbidi's soul. His only sin was to not compromise on his political beliefs & very few are left who dare to do so
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) December 25, 2018
‘You can either have freedom of expression or freedom to be alive’
— Mohammad Taqi (@mazdaki) December 25, 2018
CM Buzdar condemns the assassination
Strongly condemn Ali Raza Abidi’s murder in Karachi today. My condolences and prayers to the family. #AliRazaAbidi
— Usman Buzdar (@UsmanAKBuzdar) December 25, 2018
‘Shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic death of Ali Raza Abidi’
Shocked & saddened to hear about the tragic death of #AliRazaAbidi. He represented a seasoned and educated class of Pakistani politicians and his presence will be missed. My heart goes out to the family, may Maula be with them through this hardship. pic.twitter.com/OZcyoZw5Y2
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) December 25, 2018
Abidi’s last video message
— Syed Raza Mehdi (@SyedRezaMehdi) December 25, 2018
‘I may have lost a friend today but Pakistan has lost one of its finest upcoming politicians’
I may have lost a friend today but Pakistan has lost one of its finest upcoming politicians ask anyone who knew Ali he was like a rock for his constituency for his ppl his friends he was amazing. #alirazaabidi
— FK (@faisalkapadia) December 25, 2018