Resignation: Nabeel Gabol to continue as minister

Published: January 22, 2011
Gilani called Gabol to discuss his reignation, following which Gabol retracted his resignation. PHOTO: PPI

Gilani called Gabol to discuss his reignation, following which Gabol retracted his resignation. PHOTO: PPI


Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has asked Nabeel Gabol, who had tendered his resignation on Tuesday, to continue as the minister of state for ports and shipping.

Gilani called Gabol to discuss the issue of his resignation, following which Gabol is said to have retracted his resignation.

It is not for the first time that Gabol, a member of the National Assembly from Pakistan Peoples Party’s Karachi stronghold of Lyari, submitted his resignation to the prime minister, only for him to return.

Initially, he is also said to have complained about not having any say in the ministry. However, during his meeting with Gilani, Gabol complained about law-enforcers’ operations in certain areas of Karachi.

The complaint about not being in the know regarding the law-enforcers’ actions is something that has resonated within PPP’s ranks. Following a massive operation in Karachi’s troubled Orangi Town, both Interior Minister Rehman Malik as well as Sindh Home Minister Zulfikar Mirza complained they were not taken into confidence.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Aman Committee will be holding a rally today in Lyari Town to demand that Gabol resigns. According to a statement issued by the committee’s Central Secretariat, “The 86,000 votes Nabeel Gabol received from Lyari Town were not for him but were for our martyred sister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.”

According to the committee, the 86,000 people who voted for Gabol will march from Lyari Town to the press club to demand he steps down.

Banners against Gabol, with slogans such as “Defence ka MNA na manzoor (We do not accept an MNA from Defence)” were put up in Lyari Town this week, where Gabol was elected from in the 2008 elections with 84,217 votes.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 22nd, 2011.

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Reader Comments (28)

  • MAD
    Jan 21, 2011 - 12:38PM

    The minister would make a good actor I think. H ewas quite convincing in his performance. One would never have known it was all scripted.Recommend

  • Jan 21, 2011 - 1:00PM

    This ,and this time only nabeel saab has acted with his mind still working….on other occasion and statements it looked as if he is under influence of something!!…he can’t get security if he remains a common can he?since non of us is secure moving around in our own beloved country…well done sir…you are safe now..back to flaged and armed vehicle!!!Recommend

  • Alag
    Jan 21, 2011 - 1:07PM

    The actor in totallity is our Government itself. Gabool is just the puppet and we are the audienence who know every thing but waits to see for some miracle.Recommend

  • Jan 21, 2011 - 1:46PM

    took back resignation,what he wanted to do,
    the question before us,some unrest?now powers has been extended ?
    nothing happened,he expressed his loyalty is unique that is not proved
    but why he set a fish market?

    country is already facing crisis after crisis,
    such as target killing in the city,confrontation between
    two major political parties,and newly created unrest by kse
    getting out thousand of its employees from the institution.

    Before tabling resignation, Mr.Gibol should consider ground realities,
    then move forward.

    In fact he remained fail to see the black thunder clouds,already possessed
    the eastern sky,with expectation of torrential rain in form of traditional enemy,
    and on the other hand,the western side,has converted into a burning hell,
    due to predator drone attacks and resulting in a sever counter insurgency being faced
    by the whole nation .

    But as i feel,
    the minister did everything put aside shared in the unrest and moved back,
    in spite of it declaring himself a loyal to the party,
    not understand able.Recommend

  • Jan 21, 2011 - 1:47PM

    This decision is good for PPPP government, but what about karachi situation?Recommend

  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Jan 21, 2011 - 1:53PM

    WAY TO GO MR.GABOL!!!Recommend

  • sadi
    Jan 21, 2011 - 1:57PM

    Lolls, what a come back, yeh hotu hai khudi wah gabol sb wah.Recommend

  • Masud Ahmed
    Jan 21, 2011 - 2:07PM

    why he resigned and why he took back his resignation, remains a mystery. Recommend

  • Farooq
    Jan 21, 2011 - 2:09PM

    Resignation of one minister could have not helped this cash starved and poor country, you still have a Brigade of ministers, mostly are good for nothing.Recommend

  • Amer
    Jan 21, 2011 - 2:17PM

    What a JOKE!!Recommend

  • Maz
    Jan 21, 2011 - 2:49PM

    Bad move Mr.Gabool. You lost on face saving opportunity. Now back to the powerless, corrupted ministry.Recommend

  • Copper
    Jan 21, 2011 - 3:15PM

    The actor from Lyari theater !! The Lyari King Live Performance!!Recommend

  • ammal
    Jan 21, 2011 - 3:58PM

    Gabool sahab knew that he will be called again by the Prime Minister thats why he created all this hats off to you Gabool SahabRecommend

  • Zainab Marri
    Jan 21, 2011 - 4:03PM

    You all commentating are ignorant. Why do you think Mr Gabol took back his decision? His own party people started threatening hi. Why would he want to make enemies of every one and risk his children and family? Please think before you accuse himRecommend

  • HZ
    Jan 21, 2011 - 4:04PM

    …. But where’s the MAN’s stand on point of view. What I see just a dealing within politicians … First resign then re-join … is it a joke or what ???Recommend

  • kahn
    Jan 21, 2011 - 4:37PM

    What a country? I never seen such unreliabilities any country one minutes politicial resign from different cabinet of ministry power second minutes after desperation rejoin.Recommend

  • Mehreen
    Jan 21, 2011 - 4:52PM

    Why all the resignations and decision to return to office comes from Karachi? :-( Its time they show some maturity and not make fun of themselves! Recommend

  • Jan 21, 2011 - 8:27PM

    And that’s how elders play hide and seek.Recommend

  • QB
    Jan 21, 2011 - 9:02PM

    What a joke. Can any one take a stand here? Why did he resign and why did he take it back? What did Gilani tell him to convince about this decision? May be Bilawal will not be contesting from this seat!!! Looks like all power game.Recommend

  • Jan 21, 2011 - 9:24PM

    So, the drama is over.Recommend

  • Jan 21, 2011 - 9:53PM

    Mr Nabeel Gabol has tasted the tolerance level of his party and its leadership’s vision of democracy. Some Baluch he has proven to be, to come back wagging his tail. Recommend

  • Mohammad Jawed Iqbal
    Jan 21, 2011 - 10:33PM

    Its mostly happen here in present Govt. about Mr Gabol can any one ask him and ppp that what they did in liyari in three years its vote bank of ppp in Karachi and Mr Gabol also elect from that area but they did not any thing in Liyari and adjoining areas still there is Gang war Bhatta System and lots more thing they should think about that all and do not play that kind of Games.Recommend

  • Shazia Malik
    Jan 21, 2011 - 11:15PM

    My dear friends, those commentating on this page, just think about the background- his house was raided, name put on ECL,Recommend

  • Canuckistani
    Jan 21, 2011 - 11:23PM

    So Mr Gabol does not want to root out the violence in Karachi? Why is he opposed to a crackdown on the gangs of Lyari? There are way too many heavy weapons in the hands of people who have no business have such arms and have been using them against the public. How on earth does a crackdown succeed when the Ministers involved are the reasons for the violence in the first place? its necessary to continue these crackdowns and to keep all ministers out of the loop…let the army or the intelligence agencies take care of the vermin that reap violence on the Karachi public. Recommend

  • Faisal Khan
    Jan 22, 2011 - 1:24AM

    What a great land is my beloved homeland.

    A minister resigns saying he is powerless.
    The police raids his house, arrest his guards.
    The minister takes resignation back.

  • Jan 22, 2011 - 6:44AM

    In Karachi it not just Lyari where armed gangs, street thugs or criminals with their weapons reside, but the sad reality is that there are more arms and criminals in Orangi, Azizabad, Nazimabad, Modern Colony, Shah Faisal Colony etc. Today the criminals of the areas other than Lyari are the real problem.Recommend

  • Maqsood Khan
    Jan 22, 2011 - 2:58PM

    I wonder that a person living in Defence and contesting & winning election in Lyari becomes the Port & Shipping minister (which is one of the most lucrative ministry after Oil & Gas and Communication & Works) tenders resignation and then retracts to continue work. These jugglers always win the elections in an area where education and other basic facilites are hard to find because they buy their votes and innocent poor people happily sell their destiney. Recommend

  • M>W
    Jan 24, 2011 - 10:20AM

    Is Gilani hired as a PM or a retention officer??Recommend

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