KARACHI: Former Senator of Pakistan People's Party (PPP), Faisal Raza Abidi, was released on Thursday, hours after he was granted bail in a case of illegal weapons’ possession.
According to our correspondent, Abidi's bail application was approved by district and sessions court against a surety bond of Rs.50,000.
A case was registered against him on charges of carrying a SMG (sub-machine gun) without a licence. Abidi was sent to prison on judicial remand until Nov 19.
The court granted him bail and later issued his release order.
Police said Abidi was taken into custody during a raid on his residence in the city's New Rizvia Society in connection with the killing of two men who were gunned down in Patel Para on Friday.
However, some senior police officials clarified that Abidi was arrested only "for possession of unlicensed weapons." – Samaa
Published in Pakistan
Story first published: 10th November 2016