Karachi (Staff Report): Syed Ali Raza Abidi has resigned from the basic membership of Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) – a splinter political group of Karachi-based MQM – over personal reasons.

Syed Ali Raza Abidi , who was at odds with the party’s key decisions related to the nominations for the upcoming by-elections, took to Twitter on Sunday to announce his resignation.

Abidi submitted his resignation to MQM-P’s convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.

According to sources, the former member of the National Assembly (MNA) has quit in disappointment over the party overlooking him and nominating Faisal Sabzwari in his stead.

Abidi contested the July 25 polls from NA-243 and was defeated by PTI chairman Imran Khan, who later went on to vacate the seat.