Faisal Raza Abidi

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Şŷéď Faisal Raza Abidi
Pakistan Senator to the Pakistan Senate
In office
March 2009 – Apr 16, 2014
President Asif Ali Zardari
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf
Constituency Sindh
Personal details
Born Syed Faisal Raza Abidi
Karachi, Sindh
Nationality  Pakistan
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)
Residence Islamabad, Karachi
Alma mater B.A. and B.B.A
Occupation Politician, Businessman
Profession Spokesman Voice of Shohada e Pakistan
Committees Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications
Standing Committee on Environment

Standing Committee on Communications
Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production
Standing Committee on Labour and Manpower

Portfolio Senator
Religion Islam

Faisal Raza Abidi is a Pakistani political figure and a former[1] senator representing the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for Sindh Province, from March 2009 to January 2013. He also served as the party president of Karachi Division and held a high ranking membership of the central committee of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP). Famous for his oratory skills, Faisal is also renowned for speaking non-hesitantly against Taliban and its assorted banned terror groups operating in Pakistan on national TV. Politically, he is allied with Sunni Ittehad Council and Majlis-e-Wahdat-ul-Muslimeen representing majority Sunni Barelvi sect and Shia sect respectively. A businessman by profession, Abidi is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Al-Zulfiqar Group of Companies, Karachi, since 2008.[2][3][4][5]

Political career[edit]

Abidi was suspended from PPP's core committee in August 2012.[6] According to PPP sources he was unable to negotiate peace with Shias of Hazara in Quetta. He refused to help solve the crisis which put tremendous pressure on PPP government. The government tasked him to do discussions with the Shia community, to which he refused.[citation needed] Abidi was made president of the Karachi division in November last year. PPP Karachi division spokesperson, Kausar Amir said that Abidi had resigned because of health reasons and had also been admitted to the hospital.[citation needed] As a senator Abidi is member of following Senate committees[citation needed]:

  • Standing Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • Standing Committee on Labour and Manpower
  • Standing Committee on Communications
  • Standing Committee on Environment
  • Standing Committee on Defence and Defence Production

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