KARACHI: Former Senator Faisal Raza Abidi was arrested during a late night raid at his residence in Karachi on Friday

Abidi was arrested from his residence in New Rizvia Society, within the remits of Sachchal police station. The raid was conducted late on Friday night and Abidi’s house was searched for half an hour, before he was moved to an undisclosed location for interrogation.

According to police, Abidi has been arrested on charges of a firing incident in Patel Para are in which two people were killed.

During the raid law enforcement agencies blocked all passages and surrounded Abidi’s residence. Reportedly, personnel on ten vehicles participated in the overnight raid.

Abidi, known for his firebrand speeches for his former party, Pakistan Peoples` Party, resigned from the Senate in 2014.