In what appeared the worst sort of victimization of a political opponent, Pakistan Peoples Party’s Sindh Government is trying its best to implicate former PPP Senator Faisal Raza Abidi in a double murder case ignoring the fact that Abidi was longtime close-aide of former President Asif Zardari and a sworn supporter of operation against terrorists of banned outfits.
Jamshed Quarters SP Tahir Noorani said Abidi was taken into custody in connection with the killing of two men who belonged to the Tableeghi Jamaat in Patel Para area of the metropolis a day earlier. Abidi is now in custody of the police investigation department for interrogation, the police official said.
Shia parties and leaders have turned down the argument as the weakest and illogical to blame a respected Shia notable who defended the martyrs of Pakistan who fell victims to the takfiris of banned outfits in all over Pakistan.
The murders happened yesterday as armed pillion riders shot the two men dead near the Fatima Bai Hospital and rode away. A spokesman of the outlawed Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ) had yesterday claimed that the two victims were their supporters, however, the area SHO said the men killed hailed from Khuzdar and were associated with the Tableeghi Jamaat and not the proscribed ASWJ.
The FIR (379/2016) for the double murder was registered at Jamshed Quarters police station on Friday night under Section 302 (murder) and 7-ATA (anti-terrorism act of 1997) on complaint of the victims’ relative Ghulam Mohammed, said SHO Inam Hasan Junejo. The case was registered against unknown suspects, the official added.
However, police under the orders from powers that be, is trying to drag an innocent and outspoken Shia leader in a false case. The firebrand PPP leader had 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 because he backed military operation against the terrorists and pro-terrorists politicians.