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Afghan forces recover son of Ex-Pakistani PM from Ghazni

(Last Updated On: May 10, 2016)


Afghan forces rescue son of former Pakistan Prime Minister from kidnappers, Afghan officials said on Tuesday.

“In an operation by Afghan Special Forces in Ghazni province this morning, Mr. Ali Haidar Gilani, the son of Pakistan former Prime Minister Yusuf Reza Gilani was recovered after 3 years of captivity from an Al-Qaeda affiliated group,” Omar Zakhilwal, Afghan ambassador to Pakistan wrote on his Facebook on Tuesday.

According to the source he is well and will be repatriated to his family soon.

Zakhilwal said that he has informed Mr. Gilani about the good news.

“He was ecstatically delighted as expected and grateful of President Ghani’s personal attention to his son’s safe release,” Zakhilwal added,” He also thanked the Afghan Security Forces for bringing a happy ending to a dreadful family saga for them”.

Pakistan’s Ex-Prime Minister’s Son, kidnapped in 2013 in Punjab and was taken to an unknown location by kidnappers.

Later on it was found that he has been kidnapped by Al-Qaeda and was taken to Afghanistan. Pakistan officials asked the cooperation of the Afghan government for his release.

Sayed Yousuf Reza Gilani is a Pakistani politician who served as teh 16th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 25 March 2008 until his retroactive disqualification and ouster by the Supreme Court of Pakistan on 26 April 2012.

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