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Changing loyalties: Nabeel Gabol quits PPP, joins MQM

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KARACHI / HYDERABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) stalwart Nabeel Gabol forsook his 25-year-long affiliation with the party to join Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), reiterating his demand for “across-the-board targeted operation against criminals in Karachi”.


On Sunday, former MNA Gabol arrived at MQM headquarters in Karachi, Nine-Zero, to formally announce his decision at a press conference along with MQM deputy convener Farooq Sattar.

“A targeted operation should be carried out across Karachi irrespective of parties, groups and ethnicities,” said Gabol adding that “outlaws are not present just in Lyari.”


Gabol, however, retracted an earlier statement he had made in January about the need of a “Naseerullah Babar-style operation” in Karachi.

“That operation was a politically motivated one targeting a particular ethnic group. I, however, demand across-the-board action.”


His demand might not sit well with the veteran members in his fresh league. The MQM has openly conveyed reservations about an operation based on its claims that the party had suffered twice during past such actions.

Moreover, Gabol said that he would work to remove the misconception that MQM is a party of one ethnic group by bringing togeher Sindhis, Baloch and Mohajirs.




By Noman Ahmed / Z Ali

Published: March 18, 2013

Read more: tribune.com.pk


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