Governor Ishratul Ebad arrives in Karachi

Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan. PHOTO: APP/FILE

Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan. PHOTO: APP/FILE

THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE, KARACHI, 24th SEPTEMBER 2013: Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan arrived in Karachi on Tuesday,Express News reported.

He spoke to Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar over the phone about security and political situation.

He is due to meet the Sindh chief secretary, Inspector General (IG) of Sindh Police and DG Rangers this evening.

He is expected to head to the Governor House upon his arrival. According to sources, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leadership has expressed their faith in him.

Earlier, MQM sources had confirmed that the governor had sent his resignation to the president in protest at the targeted operation in Sindh. The media office in the Presidency, however, neither confirmed nor denied the resignation report.

According to a report, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had phoned Ebad in Dubai and asked him to review his decision. “The interior minister assured the governor that the federal government would address his party’s concerns on Karachi operation,” a representative in the minister’s office had said.

However, according to another report, Dr. Ebad during his telephonic conversation with Nisar had clarified his position and denied reports about his resignation.

“I have not yet resigned, but situation is very deplorable in which the option for the resignation cannot be ruled out” sources privy to the development had quoted the governor.

Dr Ebad had decided to resign before this as well. He had announced that he was leaving the government in February 2013 and before that on June 27, 2011.

He assumed office on December 2, 2002 was the youngest and longest serving Governor of Sindh since Pakistan’s inception.

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