President House receives Governor Sindh’s resignation
Governor Sindh Dr Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan has decided to quit the post he has held since December 27, 2002, over targeted operations conducted by the law enforcement agencies in Karachi.
Sources said that he was asked by the top Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) leadership to quit the office.
Meanwhile, a private television channel has reported that the President House Saturday received Governor Sindh Ishratul Ebad Khan’s resignation.
Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad has left for Dubai late yesterday on a private tour. Following the protest by MQM against the targeted operation in Karachi, Governor Ebad left for Dubai after tendering a plea of leave for an unspecified period of time.
When approached for comment, Governor House remained non-committal over the date of his return in the country.
This is the third time that Ishratul Ebad has decided to step down from his post. Last time, he announced to leave his post in February 2013 and before that on June 27, 2011.
Dr Ishratul Ebad assumed office on December 2, 2002 was the youngest and longest serving Governor of Sindh since Pakistan’s inception.
The resignation came amid protests by the party against the ongoing targeted operation in Karachi, the violence-hit provincial capital.
The operation which the MQM has dubbed as one-sided action against its office bearers is being conducted by the Sindh government.
Rangers have conducted several raids in the city and have arrested suspected criminals, including members of MQM, during their raids.