KARACHI: The law enforcing agencies on Friday made five key arrests in the assassination of former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) MNA Ali Raza Abdi.

The Karachi police arrested five suspects from Lyari and during interrogation these men indicated that Abidis murder was politically motivated.

Furthermore, eight members of the gang were tasked to trace Ali Raza Abidi, whereas a trained rider along with the shooter was hired to assassinate him.

Sources further said that two main accused of the case have fled to Iran, while further investigation from the held accused in the case was underway.

Ali Raza Abidi was shot dead on December 25, 2018 outside his house in Karachis Defence Phase V.