Gunmen abduct former PM Gilani’s son in Multan

Ali Haider Gilani

MULTAN: Ali Haider Gilani, a son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was kidnapped from Multan on Thursday.

The kidnapping occurred when a Pakistan Peoples Party corner meeting ongoing on Multan’s Matti-Tal road was attacked by gunmen. Ali Haider Gilani’s personal secretary, Mohiuddin, was killed in the attack and several others were said to have been injured in the shooting.

After the kidnapping, Gilani’s sons, Ali Musa and Abdul Qadir were seen to be angry and in tears. “I will not allow elections to be held in my constituency at any cost. My brother is gone, how can I let polls take place in Multan,” an emotional Ali Musa Gilani told television channels.

According to police, all entry and exit points for Multan were sealed and a massive search operation was underway to recover Ali Haider and apprehend those responsible.  – Dawn