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Abidi’s guard says he tried fire but failed

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KARACHI: Qadeer, the guard of the slain former member of National Assembly (MNA) Ali Raza Abidi, has claimed that he tried to fire at the assailants but his gun did not work.

Abidi, who was the former lawmaker of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), was killed in a shooting outside his home in Khayaban-e-Ghazi area of Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority (DHA) locality on Tuesday in what police officials claim to be a targeted killing incident.

It has been reported he was going back early to take his family out for dinner.

Earlier, police detained Abidi’s guard as part of an ongoing probe into his murder.

The guard said that he had only opened one part of the gate when he heard the gunshots. He left it to go back without opening the second part.

Moreover, he said that the car had stopped as he tried to fire but failed.

After the guards flee, he went to look at the former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) leader, who he reported was laying on his side with blood dripping from his neck.

Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Pir Muhammad Shah had said that the guard had been taken into custody, as he drew suspension when he went inside the house to ask Abidi’s father for some weapon rather than interfering when his car was being shot.

Moreover, he had said that the assailants opened fire when he opened the gate. He told that the guard, who hails from Dera Ghazi Khan, was posted at Abidi’s house two months ago.

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