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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.

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Nazir Ahmad Jan 18, 2013 10:11am
Gobol should decide to leave PPP.
Javed Jan 18, 2013 04:47pm
I fail to understand why parties have to resort to voilence instead of discussing issues. This was we will never have peace in the country.
Abdullah Hussain Jan 18, 2013 08:37am
Only a full fledged military operation across the board will save Karachi from further destruction. Nasirullah Baber like operation will further add to discontent.
Cyrus Howell Jan 18, 2013 05:24pm
Only a full fledged military operation which includes 500,000 armed civilians as well as the Army will save Karachi from destruction. House to house. No mercy. Neighbor against neighbor. You have been watching too many TV action movies.
shahidmasud12 Jan 18, 2013 05:28pm
Its not only Karachi , whole country needs a cleanup operation .
Eyes Wide Shut Jan 18, 2013 10:33am
We didn't see many gun shops in Karachi before the PPP era, now one can easily find 2,3 gun shops in every commercial area of Karachi, and the worst is that these gun shop owners offer weapon licenses in return for some money.
Magister Ludi Jan 18, 2013 04:05pm
Two wrong does not make one right. There is no one line solution to the problem.
Amir Bangash Jan 18, 2013 03:04pm
Naseerullah Babar did nothing but made courageous decisions and his troops arrested all high profile criminals and peace was restored in Karachi. Similar action against the criminals is direly needed and there after one can think of peace in Karachi.
Zishi Jan 18, 2013 09:30am
Mr. Gabol probably doesn't realize that hundreds in not thousands were killed in extra judicial killings during Naseer's operation. When it's about saving themselves, they talk about democracy but when it's about a common citizen of Pakistan, they want extra judicial killings. These two big parties will continue to bleed Pakistan until it's on its knees.
Muhammad Iqbal Khan Jan 18, 2013 02:51pm
The recent statement of this man is the cry of opportunist, who is loosing weight in his party. Operation in Karachi is an overwhelming opinion of all people of the country, except a local segment of the city. If PPP has been showing blind eyes to the situation, that is their compromise of exploitation, not their conscience.