Ali Raza Abidi's security guard reveals details about assassination

10:30 PM | 26 Dec, 2018
Ali Raza Abidi's security guard reveals details about assassination
KARACHI - The security guard of slain former lawmaker Ali Raza Abidi has detailed how the politician was assassinated in the metropolis admitting that he was not able to retaliate.

Abdul Qadeer, who was deputed at the house of Abidi, stated before the law enforcers that he assumed the duty at the house of former MQM member 55 days before the tragic incident happened.

'I used to perform duty from 7 PM for 12 hours,' said Qadeer.

He revealed that Abidi did not use to honk the horn while returning home and as he was opening the door of the house, he heard gunshots.

'I was not able to see anyone, however, I tried to open fire at the attackers,' added Qadeer but admitted that despite attempts he was not able to fire back at the motorcycle riding assailants.

Qadeer detailed that after the attackers fled away, he saw Ali Raza Abidi tilted to one side with blood spilling from his neck.

When asked as to why he was not able to fire back, Qadeer replied that they did not use to check the gun by opening fire, however, checked it before handing over to the other security guards.

Ali Raza Abidi was assassinated outside his house in the Khayaban-e-Ghazi area of Karachi on Tuesday. A CCTV footage shows two assailants chasing the former lawmaker before repeatedly opening fire at him that severely injured him.

The politician succumbed to his wounds after he was rushed to a hospital. The law enforcement agencies have started a probe into the killing and as per the preliminary investigations, the weapon used in the murder of Abidi had been used earlier as well.

Prime Minister Imran Khan and Sindh Chief Minister, Murad Ali Shah had taken notice of the incident and sought a report. They condoled with the family members.

The writer is a civil servant.


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 20 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 20, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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