ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan Thursday charged the resignation of PPP’s State Minister Nabil Gabol and a raid on his residence was a part of give-and-take between the government and its coalition partners in Sindh.
Expressing concern over the manner in which Gabol was being harassed by the authorities in Karachi after his resignation as minister, Imran said in a statement that the ex-minister maintained he was unable to fulfil his political duties to his constituents and to his ministry, where he worked under MQM Minister Babar Ghauri.
“Raid on his house immediately after his resignation reflects clear political victimisation as part of the give and take going on between the government and its coalition partners in Sindh, under the cover of an anti-terror operation,” the PTI chief contended.
The fact of the matter, he said, was that the target killings, which had terrorised Karachi, were a direct result of the upping of the political ante amongst the power holders of the province, he said.
“If Gabol is suddenly guilty of breaking the law immediately on submitting his resignation then he should be charged in a court of law and his alleged crime be made public,” he suggested.