Islamabad: A junior minister in the
Pakistan government resigned Wednesday, saying he had limited
authority and the problems of his ministry and constituents
were not being resolved.
Minister of State for Ports and Shipping Nabeel Gabol,
a leader of the ruling Pakistan People`s Party, sent his
resignation to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani this evening.
Gabol, who was elected to parliament from a
constituency in Karachi, told the media that the problems of
his ministry and constituents had not been resolved though he
had taken them up several times with the federal government.
A brief statement issued by the Prime Minister`s
office said Gabol had "tendered his resignation to the Prime
Minister due to personal reasons." It did not say whether the
resignation had been accepted.
"I do not have any differences with the government or
the PPP," Gabol told a TV news channel. He also said that he
had limited authority as a minister of state and had been
unable to address the issues of his constituents.