KARACHI In a surprising move, State Minister for Ports and Shipping Nabeel Gabol, who was elected as MNA from his traditional constituency Lyari, resigned from the cabinet on Wednesday. His resignation from the office came as a bolt from the blue for the political analysts who went scurrying to know the reason behind his quitting office. It is said that he was cornered by his constituents when it was known that most of the persons whom he had helped to get jobs in his ministry were sacked by the administration for unknown charges. According to reliable sources, Gabol had accommodated 40 persons from his constituency in various grades in his ministry. An unspecified number of persons from Grade 15 to 17 were sent home recently. These sacked employees went in appeal in the court of law. However, unspecified number of persons hired in grade 1 to 5 succeeded in retaining their jobs with the ministry. After Nabeel Gabol was made Minister of States for Ports and Shipping, his constituents felt that he would help people from Lyari get employment in large numbers. However, this did not happen and the people got annoyed with Gabol. It was alleged that gangsters had helped him during his election campaign and helped him elected as an MNA. Late Sardar Abdur Rehman known as Rehman Dakait had played a leading role in his election and victory. Rehman wanted Gabol to work for the development of the area. People waited for over a year with the hope that Gabol would fulfil the promises made during his electioneering. The friendship between Sardar Rehman and Gabol soured over a period of time and Sardar Rehman started taking an independent posture and playing role in the area politics. The relations between them became tense and Gabol turned to other rival group for political support. And when Abdur Rehman was killed in an allegedly police encounter, the people of his group indirectly accused Gabol of having a hand in the incident. Posters and banners were displayed in Lyari against Nabeel Gabol. After the incident Gabol stopped visiting his constituency and took up residence in DHA. Meanwhile, the city police raided the house of Nabeel Gabol; however, the police decline such raid. According to the reports, a police party raided Gabols house located at Defence Phase VI, Khayban-e-Hilal, in the limits of Darakhsah police station and took some four security personnel deployed at the house into custody. Family sources of Gabol confirmed the raid while police high-ups declined the allegation and termed it a routine withdrawal of the security personnel of former ministers. DIG Rafiq Tarar when contacted said that it was a routine withdrawal of police guards taken place after the resignation of the minister. Family of the former PPP minister and MNA also claimed that the police party had also conducted the raid at another house of the Gabol family located in the Phase 1. It has also been learnt that the federal minister elected from stronghold of PPP, Lyari. Agencies add: The latest development shows resentment among the ruling PPP. According to the PMs House, personal reasons were behind the move. But political circles are saying that Gabol resigned from the cabinet slot over the differences about tackling the worsening situation in volatile Karachi. Talking to a private TV channel, Gabol said he had no differences with his party, adding that he was a powerless minister and could not even resolve issues being faced by the people of his constituency. He would not withdraw the decision even if his resignation was not accepted, Gabol made it clear. It is important to note that Gabol, elected to the National Assembly from Layari an area of the port city dominated by the PPP since its inception -, had repeatedly expressed concerns over the dominance of MQM, a partner in the ruling alliance, in the Karachi affairs. Furthermore, Layari gang war also created bickering within the PPP ranks, as the MQM says it is responsible for deteriorating law and order in the provincial capital. The latest operation aimed at cleansing the city from the criminal elements has also annoyed many, especially the ANP, who think that the operation should be comprehensive and not limited to the Pakhtun and Baloch-majority neighbourhoods. Staff reporter adds: A teenage son of a senior activist of MQM was gunned down by unidentified armed motorcyclist in Iqbal Colony, in the limits of PIB Police Station, while five bodies were also recovered form separate areas of the metropolis on Wednesday. According to details, the incident of MQM activists son killing occurred in front of Mid-City Residential Apartments, where the victim, Shahzaib son of Humayoon, was sitting along with his friend. According to police, the victims father is an activist of MQM and works in PIB unit. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for autopsy. In another incident, a burned-out body of 70-year-old woman was found in the limits of Zaman Town Police Station. The victim was identified as Zaibunisa w/o late Manzoor Hussain. Her body was found in her house located at Korangi Sector 51-A.Separately police found a bullet-riddled body of a man from Shaheed Ground Malir. Police said that victim was later identified as 29-year-old Zainul Aabdeen, alias Naushad, son of Ataullah. He was resident of Sahib Dad Goth. Another bullet-riddled body was recovered from Shaheen Ground situate at Pir Mehfooz Road. Police shifted the body to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for legal formalities. According to police officials, the victim was nominated in cases of dacoity and attempt to murder in Malir City Police Station. Later police handed over his body to the heirs. Police registered the Fir No. 11/11 and initiated probe into the case. Yet another bullet-riddled body was found from bushes in Ahsanabad Industrial Area in the limits of Sohrab Goth Police Station. The victim was later identified as 32-year-old Abdul Kareem son of Hayat Khan. He was resident of Mardan Chowk, Shah Faisal Colony. Police shifted his body to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH) for post mortem. Initial investigation revealed that personal enmity might be behind the murder. No case was registered till filing of this report. Similarly, police found a bullet-riddled body of a young man from garbage drum in Lyari in the jurisdiction of Chakiwara Police Station. The victim was later identified as 28-year-old Asim son of Naseem. He was resident of the same area.