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Naseerullah Babar-style operation needed to establish peace in Karachi: Gabol

Published Jan 18, 2013 06:53am

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PPP MNA Nabeel Gabol. — File photo

LAHORE: Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and MNA Nabeel Gabol on Friday said peace could not be established in Karachi until the government carries out an operation as the one ordered by Naseerullah Babar in the city, DawnNews reported. He said Karachi had slipped out of the hands of political leaders, adding that the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) was also perturbed over the situation in the country's financial capital.

The PPP leader was in Raiwind to meet with chief of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif at the latter's residence.

Gabol offered condolences to Nawaz over the recent death of Abbas Sharif, a brother of the PML-N chief.

The MNA said he was not acquiring membership of the PML-N, adding that he was still a lawmaker associated with the PPP and would not leave the party until President Asif Ali Zardari directs him to.

Gabol said he was meeting Nawaz to offer his condolences over the passing of the PML-N chief’s brother and that his family had close ties to the Sharifs.

The PPP leader said he believed that Karachi had slipped out of the hands of political leaders, adding that the MQM was also perturbed over the situation in the city.

Gabol said it was likely that the elections in Karachi may get bloody.

He further said he enjoyed respect everywhere except within his own party (PPP), adding that although the PML-N chief had offered him the party ticket, all political decisions work well when the time to make them is chosen wisely.