Nabil Gabol Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Born: 16 November 1962 Profession: Politician Affiliation(s): Pakistan Peoples Party Sardar Nabil Ahmad Khan Gabol ( (born November 16, 1962) in Karachi.He is the son of Sardar Ahmad Khan Gabol, and grandson of Sardar Allah Bakhsh Gabol, who was the first Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly and twice mayor of Karachi. Gabol Tribe Though the Gabol tribe is very large, Nabil Gabol’s immediate family has a separate entity and recognition apart from the tribe, noted as landowners and politicians. Born in Karachi, he has two other brothers who chose to stay away from politics, and are businessmen like their father. Nabil Gabol, on the other hand, always enjoyed interacting with his tribe in large numbers along with having a strong desire to continue the Gabol political dynasty started by his grandfather. Education Nabil Gabol received his early education from the well-known St Patrick’s High School, Karachi. After some college education in the United States of America, he completed his degree from Karachi University in 1982. Political and Tribal Life Sardar Nabil Gabol has a strong following from the Gabol Baloch tribe in Karachi, Baran, Jacobabad, Gadap, Dadu, Kashmore, Ghotki, Badin, Alipur, Rajanpur, and many other areas including Gabols in Saudi Arabia. Pakistan Peoples Party At the age of 24 he joined the Pakistan Peoples Party. Since then has continuously won seats for the PPP. He has been elected for the fifth consecutive time from the same constituency achieving a record ninety-six thousand votes while the runner up (MQM) managed only four thousand votes.Thus, apart from being a member of the Provincial and National assemblies of Pakistan several times, Youngest Deputy Speaker of Sindh Assembly Mr. Gabol holds the distinction of being the youngest Deputy Speaker of the Sindh Assembly and is currently a Minister in the Federal Cabinet of Pakistan. Election 2008, Reconciliation to Balochistan Sardar Nabil Gabol was elected to National Assembly from Lyari Town in 2008.Recently Gabol has been included on a special PPP team to provide relief and reconciliation to Balochistan.He played a pivotal role in dissolving the Balochistan political crisis in March2009 and is actively involved with different tribal heads and leaders of Balochistan so as to help the Baloch people, Mr. Gabol himself being a proud Baloch and loyal Pakistani. Federal Minister He is the Minister for Ports and Shipping, in the Federal Cabinet of Pakistan, for the portfolio of Ministry of Ports and Shipping, with his most notable contribution being the formal inauguration of the Gwadar Port in December 2008. Meeting with World Leader Gabol has personally met Sultan Qaboos of Oman, Sultan Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of the UAE, and US President Bill Clinton. On his official trip to the United States, he was welcomed to the Illinois House of Representatives as a man “noted for his conciliatory approach to regional and organizational conflicts”. Personal Life Nabil Gabol enjoys outdoor life, especially his mountain territory around the Kirthar Mountains. His other hobbies include hunting, collecting guns and world travel. Sardar Nabil Gabol is also a licensed pilot with a Private Pilot License, and occasionally flies Cessna airplanes for recreation. He has two sons, the eldest being Nadir Khan Gabol who is currently studying in the USA, and Asad Gabol.