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Published On: Tue, May 10th, 2016

Gilani’s Abducted Son Recovered From Afghanistan: Bilawal

KARACHI: Former Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s abducted son Ali Haider Gilani was recovered from Afghanistan, claimed Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here on Tuesday. KARACHI: Ali Haider Gilani, son of former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, has been recovered after successful operation in Afghanistan. In a twitter message, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has confirmed recovery of Ali Gilani. Bilawal tweets, “Yousuf Raza Gilani has received a call from Afghan Ambassador and informed him about recovery of Haider Gilani.”  e in a statement, confirmed that the Afghan National Security Adviser, Mohammad Hanif Atmar, in a telephone call to the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, informed that Ali Haider Gilani son of Yusuf Raza Gilani, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, has been recovered today in a joint operation carried out by the Afghan and US security forces in Ghazni, Afghanistan. Ali Haider Geelani’s transfer to Pakistan is being arranged following required medical check-up. Abdul Qadir Gilani the elder son of Yousuf Gilani said that he has come to know the news about the release of his brother through media and hope these reports are true. He added he is waiting for ISPR to confirm the news. In May 2013, armed assailants kidnapped the son of the former prime minister, while also killing two Pakistan Peoples Party workers in the attack. The incident took place at a PPP corner meeting in Farrukhabad, near Matital Road in Multan, where the former premier’s son, Ali Haider Gilani, was scheduled to address. At the time of abduction, Central Police Officer (CPO), Multan, had said eight armed men riding a black Honda City car and two 125 cc motorcycles, opened fire at a corner meeting in Farrukh Town, an area falling in Ali Haider’s PP-200 constituency. Witnesses said a bullet also hit Ali Haider and that he was bleeding when the kidnappers dragged him into the car. The attack killed Ali Haider’s secretary, Muhammad Muhiuddin, and his private guard, Amin Ahmed.

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