KARACHI: Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, a member of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), has resigned from his post, media reported Saturday.
According to the report, copies of his resignation have been faxed over to the Presidency and Governor House.
He abruptly departed for Dubai on late Friday night and intends to stay there for the next few days after which he will travel to London.
According to sources, Dr Ebad felt that he was not fulfilling his role as Governor and was concerned that he was not being informed about the situation in the province or the measures being taken against it.
In June 2011 and again in February this year, he tendered his resignation hours after the MQM pulled out of the ruling coalition in the province and at the centre in protest that its ‘reservations’ were not being addressed by the PPP.
He assumed office on December 2, 2002 was the youngest and longest serving Governor of Sindh since Pakistan’s inception.
The MQM has been decrying the ongoing operations and urged human rights organisations to take notice of ‘the illegal arrests’ of its workers.
Rangers have conducted several raids in the city and have arrested suspected criminals, including members of MQM, during their raids.
According to Rangers’ officials, 30 suspects have been detained, including extortionists and kidnappers, a huge cache of arms and ammunition have also been recovered.
A police spokesperson claimed that 152 suspects were rounded up in 129 raids in different areas of the city. “The police also recovered 49 firearms and five bombs,” he had added.