Gilani breaks news to crowd in AJ&K


WEB DESK: Yousuf Raza Gilani broke the news to a cheering crowd at a political rally in AJ&K on Tuesday.

“This rally has proved fortunate for me,” he said. “When I was about to board the helicopter (to come) I received the information that my son Ali Haider Gilani, who was kidnapped three years ago, has been recovered.”

Hundreds of people converged on the family’s home in Multan as the news broke, dancing to drumbeats and passing around sweets in celebration.

Some also hugged and presented flowers to Ali Haider’s brother, Abdul Qadir Gilani, who told media he was “so happy today that I can’t explain it in words”.

“He is still in Afghanistan and soon he will be among us,” he said of his brother. “God has accepted somebody’s prayer. The prayer of those who love us,” a third brother, Ali Musa Gilani, told media. – AFP

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