Speaking to The Express Tribune, Gabol, who was at the NA speaker’s office, confirmed he had resigned as an MNA, and added: “I have also quit the MQM.”
During the 2013 general elections, the MQM awarded its most precious seat in the National Assembly, NA-246, to Gabol. The constituency comprises of areas which include party’s headquarters Nine Zero, and party strongholds Liaquatabad and FB Area.
For the past couple of months, however, differences had arisen between Gabol and the MQM leadership. Gabol did not attend important meetings and remained absent at party rallies and gatherings. Further, he did not visit his constituency. Gabol had recently claimed he was receiving threats from people within the MQM and that his life was at danger. He also argued he was never invited to party meetings.
Earlier this month, the party had asked for Gabol’s resignation, but the two seemed to have sorted out their differences.