KARACHI: Nabil Gabol has officially left the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and joined the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM). Gabol announced his decision during a news conference at MQM headquarters Nine Zero.
Upon his arrival, Gabol was greeted by members of the MQM’s Rabita Committee and party workers. Gabol said the PPP was no longer the party of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and he was leaving the party after a tenure of 25 years. Gabol added that he always felt that Nine Zero was his second home and praised the leadership of MQM chief Altaf Hussain. “In politics a leader considers his workers like his children, which is demonstrated by Altaf Hussain.”
The former PPP leader added that the MQM chief had shown concern for his well being while his former party had disregarded his constituency (Lyari). “It is better for me to leave the PPP and help the people of Lyari.”
Gabol said his task with the MQM would be to bridge differences and work towards establishing brotherhood between different ethnicities.
Speaking during the news conference, MQM Deputy Convenor, Farooq Sattar welcomed Gabol to the party and said his inclusion would help further the vision of Altaf Hussain across Pakistan and especially in Sindh.