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Faisal Raza Abidi released on bail

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KARACHI: Former senator and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Faisal Raza Abidi has been released from prison on Thursday, ARY News reported.

A district and sessions court in Malir approved the bail plea of Abidi, and asked him to submit surety bonds of Rs. 50,000.

Law enforcement agencies had registered against him on charges of carrying an unlicensed SMG (sub-machine gun). He was released from the District Jail after his release order was issued, as he was not wannted in any other case.

Abidi was arrested by law enforcement agencies on November 5 from his house in New Rizvia Society. Police and Rangers took him into custody after carrying out a search operation at his residence.

A judicial magistrate in Malir on Sunday sent Abidi to jail on judicial remand till 19th November.

Abidi, who was once a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, stepped down as the president of PPP Karachi in 2012 and resigned as a senator in 2014 over differences with the party leadership.

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