Faisal Raza Abidi

Şŷéď Faisal Raza Abidi
Pakistan Senator to the Pakistan Senate
In office
March 2009  April 16, 2014
President Asif Ali Zardari
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
Constituency Sindh
Personal details
Born Syed Faisal Raza Abidi
Karachi, Sindh
Nationality  Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)
Spouse(s) Syeda Nida Abidi
Residence Islamabad, Karachi
Alma mater BA and BBA
Occupation Politician, businessman
Profession Spokesman Voice of Shohada e Pakistan

Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications
Standing Committee on Environment

Standing Committee on Communications
Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production
Standing Committee on Labour and Manpower
Portfolio Senator
Religion Shia Islam

Faisal Raza Abidi (Urdu: فیصل رضاعابدی ) is a Pakistani political figure and a former[1] senator representing the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for Sindh Province, from March 2009 to January 2013. He also served as the party president of Karachi Division and held a high-ranking membership of the central committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Famous for his oratory skills, Faisal is also renowned for speaking non-hesitantly against Taliban and its assorted banned terror groups operating in Pakistan on national TV. Politically, he is allied with Sunni Ittehad Council representing majority Sunni Barelvi sect and Majlis-e-Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen representing Shia sect in Pakistan. A businessman by profession, Abidi is also the chief executive officer of the Al-Zulfiqar Group of Companies, Karachi, since 2008.[2][3][4][5]

Political career

According to PPP sources he was unable to negotiate peace with Shias of Hazara in Quetta. He refused to help solve the crisis which put tremendous pressure on PPP government. The government tasked him to do discussions with the Shia community, to which he refused. Abidi was made president of the Karachi division in November last year. PPP Karachi division spokesperson, Kausar Amir said that Abidi had resigned because of health reasons and had also been admitted to the hospital. As a senator Abidi is member of following Senate committees:

Abidi was arrested on November 6,2016 for involvement in sectarian killing by the rangers for which court order him two weeks behind the bars.[6]

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