WEB DESK: 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 has been recovered.
Afghan Ambassador in Pakistan also telephoned former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to inform him about the recovery of Ali Haider Gilani. He said Gilani was in the custody of a group linked with Al-Qaida. Gilani was ‘ecstatically delighted’ after receiving the news, said the Afghan ambassador in a Facebook post.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif expressed their joy over the safe recovery of Ali Haider Gilani. The army chief telephoned Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani and congratulated him on the safe recovery of his son. Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani thanked General Raheel Sharif for co-operating at every level for the recovery of his son.
Former President and PPP Chairman Asif Ali Zardari also congratulated the former Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani on the recovery of his son. PPP Leader Qamar Zaman Kaira while talking to media congratulated the country and the Gilani family on the news of recovery of Ali Haider.
“We are thankful to the Afghan government and all security forces which made his recovery possible,” Kaira said. Fauzia Gilani, the wife of Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, was overwhelmed with joy on getting information about the safe recovery of her son. – INP