Nabil Gabol

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Nabil Gabol
Minister of State for Ports and Shipping
In office
9 November 2008 – 9 February 2011
President Asif Ali Zardari
Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani
Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
2002–2015
Constituency Constituency NA-248 (Karachi-X)
Personal details
Nationality Pakistani
Political party Pakistan Peoples Party

Nabil Gabol (Urdu: نبیل گبول‎) is a Pakistani politician who was a member of the National Assembly of Pakistan from 2002 to 2015 and a member of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996. He served as Minister of State for Ports and Shipping from 2008 to 2011.

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) from Constituency PS-85 (Karachi South-I) in Pakistani general election, 1988. He received 29,247 votes and defeated Khawaja Gulzar Nadeem, a candidate of Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (IJI).[1]

He was re-elected to the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of PPP from Constituency PS-88 (Karachi South-IV) in Pakistani general election, 1993. He received 21,587 votes and defeated Muhammad Aslam, a candidate of Haq Parast Group (HPG).[1] He served as Deputy Speaker of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh from October 1993 to November 1996.[2]

He ran for the seat of the Provincial Assembly of Sindh as a candidate of PPP from Constituency PS-88 (Karachi South-IV) in Pakistani general election, 1997 but was unsuccessful. He received 11,968 votes and lost the seat to Liaquat Ali Qureshi, a candidate of HPG.[1]

He was elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PPP from Constituency NA-248 (Karachi-X) in Pakistani general election, 2002. He received 32,424 votes and defeated Naseer Uddin Swati, a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA).[3]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of PPP from Constituency NA-248 (Karachi-X) in Pakistani general election, 2008. He received 84,217 votes and defeated Abdul Shakoor Shad.[4] In November 2008, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani[5] and was appointed as Minister of State for Ports and Shipping.[6] He served as Minister of State for Ports and Shipping until February 2011.[7] In March 2013, he quit PPP and joined Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).[8]

He was re-elected to the National Assembly as a candidate of MQM from Constituency NA-246 (Karachi-VIII) in Pakistani general election, 2013. He received 137,874 votes and defeated Amir Sharjeel, a candidate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). In the same election he also ran for the seat of the National Assembly as a candidate of MQM from Constituency NA-248 (Karachi-X) but was unsuccessful. He received 6,489 votes and lost the seat to Shah Jahan Baloch.[9]

In February 2015, he quit MQM and resigned from his National Assembly seat.[10] In February 2016, the National Accountability Bureau launched an inquiry against Gabol for allegedely causing loss of millions of rupees to the exchequer.[11] In February 2017, He rejoined PPP.[12]

In August, 2018, he made national news when got into a physical altercation with a citizen at Karachi airport.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sindh Assembly election results 1988-97" (PDF). ECP. 
  2. ^ "National Assembly of Pakistan". www.na.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 9 December 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  3. ^ "2002 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 January 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  4. ^ "2008 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  5. ^ "28 new ministers to join Cabinet". The Nation. 3 November 2008. Archived from the original on 5 August 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  6. ^ "Five new portfolios created, seven cabinet slots vacant". DAWN.COM. 5 November 2008. Archived from the original on 12 August 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  7. ^ "Cabinet of Prime Minister Gillani" (PDF). Cabinet divison. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 May 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  8. ^ "Nabil Gabol quits PPP, joins MQM". DAWN.COM. 18 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 April 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  9. ^ "2013 election result" (PDF). ECP. Archived (PDF) from the original on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  10. ^ "Nabil Gabol resigns from MQM, National Assembly | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 24 February 2015. Archived from the original on 12 September 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  11. ^ "NAB approves corruption references against PPP minister, others". Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  12. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (23 February 2017). "Former MNA Nabil Gabol rejoins PPP". DAWN.COM. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 5 August 2018. 
  13. ^ Ali, Imtiaz (6 August 2018). "Nabil Gabol 'manhandles' passenger at Karachi airport, later issues clarification". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 22 August 2018.