MULTAN: Ali Haider Gilani, a son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani who was kidnapped from Multan on Thursday, remained untraced despite efforts and frantic searches conducted by law enforcement agencies in Multan.

The kidnapping occurred, when a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) corner meeting ongoing on Multan's Matti-Tal road, was attacked by gunmen.

Police said Ali Haider Gilani's personal secretary, Mohiuddin, was killed in the attack and one of his guards wounded, along with four other people, in the abduction.

“People came on a motorbike. They also had a car with them and they opened fire and abducted Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider in a black Honda,” police officer Khurram Shakur told reporters.

Haider was a provincial assembly candidate for the secular PPP and his two brothers Ali Musa Gilani and Abdul Qadir Gilani are standing for the national assembly.

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.

Interior Minister Habib Khan also said searches were ongoing and the kidnapping would not impact the coming elections.

Caretaker prime minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso expressed concern over the abduction and called former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani to discuss the incident.

He said all available resources would be used to recover Haider Gilani and assured that the culprits would be brought to justice.

Moreover, chief election commissioner Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim also condemned the kidnapping and called upon the caretaker government to provide full security to election candidates.

Ali Haider Gilani was contesting for the May 11 election from PPP-200 constituency in Multan.

His family is one of the most powerful in the central town of Multan and a key clan in the PPP, whose campaign for re-election has been dramatically curtailed by Tehrik-i-Taliban threats.

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Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
May 9, 2013 4:47 pm

Political leaders and rallies / meetings have been attacked, innocent lives have been lost but no abduction till now except this one. Why has he been abducted is a big perplexing question? What could be the motive behind it? I do sympathize with them but it is that Gillanis will not let any election held in Multan if former PM's youngest son Ali Haider Gillani contesting for PA seat is not recovered till tonight. ECP can cancel pa election from where Ali was contesting but nothing beyond. One must be prudent even in adversities. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / iqbalhadizaidi.formerdiplomat@hotmail.com

Yak
May 9, 2013 5:09 pm

unbelievable. this day was expected, you untouchables stayed silent when they were hurting and murdering the innocents who became a statistic quicker than their blood could dry on the pavement it was spilled. As sorry as i am for you in this tragic situation and as insensitive as it is to remind you of the position you were in to fix this lawlessness, i cant think of anything else to say.

Agha Ata
May 9, 2013 5:10 pm

Isn't Bilawal smart? He refused to come.

Vakil
May 9, 2013 5:15 pm

Great coutnry, few days ago Government lawyer was killed. Now candidate got kidnapped. Few months back Osama was leaving here.

Pakistan is best miracle in the world now.

Zavia
May 9, 2013 5:17 pm

Sympathy Stunt !

Pakistani
May 9, 2013 5:26 pm

I completely understand the stress and depression Mr. Gilani's family are in at this time I pray that he comes back to his family safe and sound, although I do not understand how can someone come up and say "I will not let Elections take place in my area"..... Is that not against democracy? Still sympathy for Mr. Haider gilani but also note that one person has also died at the spot due to gun fire, I hope i haven't offended anyone.

Jamshed Khan
May 9, 2013 5:32 pm

Poor law-and-order in the country; one of the key PPP gifts to the nation. Kidnappings and killings are a routine in the country but they only make headline news if it involves someone 'important'!

Omar Sadiqi
May 9, 2013 5:40 pm

Very Good! Hope this trend continues to happen to all the political parties families! GOD is great! This Gilani family was looting and amassing wealth at the expense of the sufferings of the people of PAKISTAN! Haj scandal, Drug cases, etc etc. VERY VERY GOOD THAT THIS HAPPENED!!!!!!

Rafiq Meghani
May 9, 2013 5:40 pm

NO REGRETS

Ahmed
May 9, 2013 5:41 pm

If Gilani had provided leadership and countered taliban propaganda by calling upon the nation to recognize the taliban as the real enemy and to crush them with all the military and police resources at his disposal, the taliban would have been crushed and his son would have been safe. I hope the next Pakistani prime minister learns something from this and stops pretending that these snakes are merely "misguided by pious muslims".

khurshid
May 9, 2013 5:47 pm

This is said incident, but the culture of kidnapping, torture, murder has become a normal thing during PM Gilani. It is time for everyone to open our eyes and stand united against this kind of criminal activities. If we do not stop this one day we will see our children kidnapped.

Jaydee
May 9, 2013 5:51 pm

it is sad but It can be happen when your family corruption level so high face the truth and remember "Allah ke lathe bay awaz hai"

Khan
May 9, 2013 5:59 pm

Well, Mr. Gilani: this is not a good thing to happen to anyone. May Allah give all of you Hidaya to do good deeds and do justice with the common men and women of Pakistan if you ever come in power, God for bid.

Khan

wasim
May 9, 2013 6:10 pm

Dawn should open comments section for all articles it publishes.Dawn should have enough courage to allow readers to air their views on all articles.

sami
May 9, 2013 6:14 pm

Most probably, it did not happen in the first place and its an act for gaining sympathy vote.

john
May 9, 2013 6:16 pm

they cant protect their former PMs son and election candidates, let alone their hapless citizens.............and they issue a travel advisory to the Pakistanis in India .... such a travesty....

I know my comment wont be posted by Dawn.com , anyways i was just trying to put forward my views and i am sure there is be a good number of Pakistanis who concur with me .........

Jay
May 9, 2013 6:16 pm

So a big guy's son is abducted. What did his father do when he was Prime Minister of the country for all the other people abducted? frankly the masses would have a hard time finding sympathy for his cause. Pakistan has over the decades turned into a country where ordinary people have no rights and the government machinary only care for the rich and influential.

ishrat salim
May 9, 2013 6:21 pm

Though this is condemnable incidence....these powerful politicians must be made to realize how were poor people being kidnapped & killed....sow as you shall reap.

Akbar
May 9, 2013 6:22 pm

If Yousaf Raza Gillani had done something to make the country secure, in his tenure, he wouldnt have been seeing this today.....same message is for all the politicians....

Manish Gupte, PhD
May 9, 2013 6:29 pm

Some people constantly try to use divide and rule! I hope India does not get blame for this! china's economy is slowing. India and Pakistan should trade more. War will make both poor and peace will bring prosperity. Trade is not bribe, for me to buy a Made in Pakistan product it has to be good.

Zardari
May 9, 2013 6:30 pm

Reap what you sow!

Karachiwala
May 9, 2013 6:32 pm

It could be well another political stunt from the PPP to regain public sympathy.

F Abbasi
May 9, 2013 6:39 pm

If Prime Minister Gilani had taken any bold steps against Taliban during the time of his permiership he would have not seen this day. May Allah bring his son and son of Late Salman Taseer back home safe and sound

Jawwad
May 9, 2013 6:39 pm

Had they spent their efforts toward eradicating terrorism instead of making money due to drug deals when in power for five years, maybe this would not have happened. Chickens are coming to roost. And what does this tell to a common man? Did we create the country for Taliban?. I took your advice Mr. PM and left the country. I think so should you.

nasir siddique
May 9, 2013 6:45 pm

This family gets no sympathy from me. Theya re reponsible for the mayhem this country is undergoing.

And am shocked at the audacity and arrogance of the leder brother to threaten to stop the elections if his brother is not returned by tonight. What do they think of themselves and does anybody really care?

Shawn
May 9, 2013 6:58 pm

Abducted Haider's brother (Musa) says that he cannot allow the election to take place in his constituency since his brother is gone. How about thousands of his Pakistani brothers and sisters who have lost their lives at the hands of terrorist and sectarian violence provokers ? Lives of all politicians have continued. Most of them didn't even stop to condemn the violence. Is a politician's son life more precious than other regular Pakistanis who get killed mercilessly ?

Morad786
May 9, 2013 7:03 pm

The silence from the center right and religious parties against taliban and the religious extremism has brought this day when a son of an ex-PM is not safe in Pakistan!

I dare to think what security and rights an ordinary Pakistani can enjoy!

However what these Center Right parties dont realise is that after they finish with the liberal parties, the terrorists will come after them!

Nadeem
May 9, 2013 7:09 pm

Wah ra wah, bhai kidnap hoya to election nahi ho ga. You only care about your family, rest of the people are keray makoray. One of the brother involed in drug scam and the other in Haj. What a shame. For any sensible person kidnapping of any person is not good it's crime. And for Gilani family kidnapping of their family member is not acceptable, if it happened to someone else they don't care.

mir
May 9, 2013 7:10 pm

election may postponed

Naila
May 9, 2013 7:13 pm

Looking for sympathy vote?

Siyalkotia
May 9, 2013 7:14 pm

Has to be foreign hand.

a s ahmed
May 9, 2013 7:15 pm

There is complete breakdown of law and order in Pakistan. If ex PM's son gets abducted and chairman of the ruling party has to go exile for his own safety, what can we say about ordinary citizens?

Fauz
May 9, 2013 7:22 pm

It may be an election stunt just day before voting to gain sympathy. Multan looks to be a personal property of Gilani family as his three sons are candidates. I am surprised why their wives, sisters, drivers, maidservants, private secretaries are not on polling list. Pakistan is divided in small regions owned fully by politicians and they live like kings. They will never work for health and education for common people. Big Gilani is out due to contempt of court. What about his mass corruption and cases against his sons.Is the chapter closed. What judiciary is doing about it. People have right to know.

saturn5521@yahoo.com
May 9, 2013 7:26 pm

Staged drama to get the sympathies of people just before the elections.

Haqeeqat se Waqif
May 9, 2013 7:34 pm

Another drama to gain sympathy votes!

faisal
May 9, 2013 7:49 pm

another cheap way of getting sympathy votes.

Tansar
May 9, 2013 7:52 pm

I don't understand. One, these PPP guys carry guns everywhere. Now here, there was no one to stop the kidnappers? This is riddiculous. A complete drama to interfere elections. How can such an adult can be kidnapped amontg group of people.

Nonsense.

lahore
May 9, 2013 8:05 pm

why dont they leave Pakistan, who is stopping them.....

Tony
May 9, 2013 8:18 pm

My hearty condolences to Gilani Family. But this is how Pakistani police should react when the civilians get abducted/killed/terrorize..

Rahim
May 9, 2013 8:21 pm

THink of poor people who lost their kids. Why Pakistan thinks about rich people.

I read that Singapore, India thinks about poor people as well.

jdshami
May 9, 2013 8:25 pm

I guess this is the only way to get rid of these Pirs, Makhdooms, landlords, jagirdars, wadeeras, and the so called Paki elite. Kid nap them and their heirs and kill them one by one.

KHALID
May 9, 2013 8:27 pm

Many people are thinking 'What goes around, comes around'

However may ALLAH swt help us all and give us all hidayat - Ameen!

Adnan Khan
May 9, 2013 8:33 pm

They are reaping what they have sowed. Mr.Gilani and his party ruled this country for 5 years and they made Pakistan a mess. When common men die or abducted, he and his ministers use to say that they cannot provide security to everyone, so why they are crying now? They had the opportunity to build Pakistan, but they were more concern building something else. One may say I am wrong, but I do not have any sympathy with them.

Qaiser Bakhtiari
May 9, 2013 8:39 pm

Sorry to hear, no one deserves to be kidnapped and taken against their will. However at a later time Mr Gilani must reflect upon how he did nothing to improve the countries law and order while he was Prime Minister and he and his sons only focused on filing their pockets. Time to reflect sir.

said
May 9, 2013 8:41 pm

serves him tight. these scumbags need to be hit close to home so they can realize how poor people and innocent victims of abduction, and torture are suffering in Pakistan.

I hope this is a learning experience for this family playing God on earth, and serves a moment for reflection.

Nasr
May 9, 2013 8:47 pm

"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," Why you will not let it happen? My heart goes out to your family for this deplorable incident and I wish and pray that your brother will be and should be recovered alive and well without any harm but you cannot take law in your hands. You are going for the National Assembly seat if this will be your action and thinking now what you will do if you are elected. Again, will take the law in your own hand?

Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
May 9, 2013 8:53 pm

Why has he been abducted is the only question to be thoroughly investigated to be honest? He is none but son of a former Prime Minister so his abductors very well knew whom they are abducting and what heavy price they had to pay for committing such a heinous crime but yet they did. Who could be so daring devil to pounce on such a high profile target? Is father paying back the price for what he had been doing as PM? Must be a lesson for all not just Yusuf Gilani Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / iqbalhadizaidi.formerdiplomat@hotmail.com

Arbaz Khan
May 9, 2013 8:53 pm

Waiting for Rehman Malik to take notice. This is unfortunate but finally they feel what the general public goes through every day.

AMIR BHAI
May 9, 2013 8:59 pm

drama hai sara

Muhammad
May 9, 2013 8:59 pm

This is an act of terrorism that must be condemed by all peace loving citizens.

"Caretaker prime minister Mir Hazar Khan Khoso expressed concern over the abduction and called former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani to discuss the incident".

However the laws must be applied to every citizen equally regardless of the social status or political affliation. We want to see a similar response by the prime minister when an ordinary citizen gets kidnapped.

Wajahat Baig
May 9, 2013 9:02 pm

:/...Political move?

Shabih
May 9, 2013 9:09 pm

The everday reality for the common man too close to home? Luckily a ransom will be enough.

Allah Yar Illahi
May 9, 2013 9:19 pm

I wish the boy well - but unfortunately - his father has done little to do anything decrease this crime. In fact they were party to the increase in crime ...

pathanoo
May 9, 2013 9:21 pm

If people like former Prime Minister Gilani's son are not safe from terrorists and can be abducted; what does it say about the sanctity of the elections?

Screamerintown
May 9, 2013 9:25 pm

Gilani sb, do you feel now, how it feels to be an ordinary man going through all this every day.

Mehtab
May 9, 2013 9:37 pm

I think the act by who ever committed it is reprehensible. Whether you are on the side of PPP or not, this is just not acceptable. Our leaders should all condemn these acts, and if they dont, tomorrow, it will be their kith and kin and the cycle repeats over and over again. Same is true for the ANP and MQM killings during this election season. All people should have the moral courage to stand up and condemn these.

Now, this should also serve as a lesson to all our leaders, including PPP. When you are in power, and do not do an effective job of protecting the security of ordinary citizens and the kidnappings and murder become a routine, sooner or later it will impact everyone - even the ones in power - civil or military. You all live there, and not on an island. As conditions worsen, what makes you think that you will be insulated from these horrific events.

suraj
May 9, 2013 9:39 pm

Good riddance of this debauch and useless dynasty rulers,fit for nothing,one by one these people should be removed somehow.Looters,show off personalities and goons must be eliminated

Purush
May 9, 2013 9:45 pm

Although the incident is sad, it is a reflection of state of affairs in Pakistan. Those ruling must know if they and their loved ones are not safe. It is time for Pakistan to call spade a spade rather than all this confusing talk of 'State actors', 'Non state' actors and so on.

Asif
May 9, 2013 9:53 pm

I don't want to say as it sounds rude, my sympathies if this act has any truth..... But i have a feeling this might be another trick to turn around voters towards PPP as they are having tough times against PTI, i hope I am wrong. But these ppl have given so much trouble to the country I cant just believe them anymore

Newsman
May 9, 2013 10:03 pm

May be some will understand the pain of those who are powerless and feel being kidnapped by the same ruling class.

Udayakumar
May 9, 2013 10:08 pm

Pakistani assets in action. At last they did a good thing. targeting the feudal lords offspring and de facto princes who thrive like leach at the expense of defenseless Pakistanis.

M. Saeed Awan
May 9, 2013 10:16 pm

Very bad news. May he recover soon! But as you sow so shall you reap. The Father Gilani did nothing for masses but enough for his corrupt boss Asif Zardari. That's the reason he has low sympathy. Abduction of a single person doesn't mean to halt election in Multan. What sons you would say about Balochistan where number of people been abducted and your father did nothing.

Abdul Malik
May 9, 2013 10:20 pm

The kidnapping of Ali Haider Gilani must be condemned in the strongest terms; however, the former PM should now know how it feels to have a near and dear one gone missing. During his tenure as PM scores of Pakistani citizens went missing and nothing was done for their safe return. It is the sincere hope and prayer of every Pakistani that the young Ali Haider should be recovered and return home safely.

Arjumand
May 9, 2013 10:24 pm

Much as I sympathize with Musa Gillani,but I am concerned about his threat of disrupting the polling. Its a democratic right. I understand he himself is running for a seat in National assembly, how can you claim to uphold the principles of democracy if you your self dont respect them.

marghoobahmedsiddiqui
May 9, 2013 10:31 pm

Although it is regrettable as he is a son of Pakistan, Mr. Gilani, the ex Prime Minister must realize what he and his Government have done to Pakistan. Such incidents are becoming a routine with no results. GOD may save Pakistan.

Arjumand
May 9, 2013 10:40 pm

Much as I sympathize with Musa Gilani, I am concerned about his threats of disrupting the polling. Is 'nt it a democratic right? I understand he is also running for a seat in National assembly , how can you claim to fight for democracy if you dont have any respect for it, . THAT is the problem, people like him with little or no regard for democratic principles get elected, again and again and again.

mohammad shafique
May 9, 2013 11:03 pm

strange that the militants have a free hand all over pakistan but not in the central punjab and PML-N is not being targetted. Clearly mischief is brewing by rogue elements in the army and intelligence agencies to achieve positive results.

inayat
May 9, 2013 11:17 pm

An old trick of an old political party to gain public sympathy in an old style.

Jaseem
May 9, 2013 11:19 pm

Why are some Pakistanis getting so excited about these elections and the significance of preserving such a pyrrhic democracy that does not require respect for the rule of the law? Is it because this is the way the national judiciary likes to preside and run the society with the law of Jungle? Why would it be inappropriate for Pakistanis to reject such farce elections and sit at home and thus make a loud statement: "No justice, no democracy! No rule of the law, no elections!

Guest
May 9, 2013 11:24 pm

Don't leave him pleaseeeee.

Sun
May 9, 2013 11:31 pm

So shameful if even PM and his family is not safe. Should be handling over nuclear weapons to international community for safe keeping and disposal.

Yakoob
May 9, 2013 11:31 pm

Unfortunately Pakistan is becoming a "farce", society is polarised and it seems that until fanatics are not stopped Pak will never recover -an impossible task-. MAY PAKISTAN FIND PEACE.

Yakoob
May 9, 2013 11:34 pm

Unfortunately Pak is becoming A society that cannot recover. There is no centralized leadership. Sad. Good luck.

Yusuf
May 9, 2013 11:56 pm

Ali Musa Gilani said"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".

Are they that powerful to stop the people from casting votes?

Isadora
May 9, 2013 11:58 pm

How awful for the Gilani family. I will pray for those so unnecessarily killed and wounded and I will pray long and hard for Mr. Gilani.

Pakistan could fail if certain people have their way. There seems no limit to the violence.

I will also pray for Pakisan.

Razia Khan
May 10, 2013 12:18 am

We hope he dies because that is how Gillani will learn a lesson. How many people died during his useless time. We know it is all fake drama to get votes. He will be brought back alive soon what a fake drama, but if it happens to be real then you know what public wants to happen to him.

akhter
May 10, 2013 1:13 am

WHAT GOES AROUND,COMES AROUND!!! NOW THEY KNOW HOW OTHER FEEL.

SG
May 10, 2013 2:40 am

The previous PPP government did nothing to improve law and order situation during its five years term, Governor of Punjab was murdered accepted the responsibility explaining his motive behind this serious crime but nothing was done, this was followed by kidnapping of ex-Governor Salman Taseer son, still no action by PPP government. Who can forget the big scandal involving the then Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States, instead of punishing the traitor(s) the whole matter was brushed under the carpet. The honorable Judge who headed the commission to investigating this scandal was not bothered about the seriousness of the issue and the PPP government brushed the matter under the carpet. So many years have passed yet nobody has analyzed the role of PPP and West Pakistani politicians in creating situation which lead to the debacle in East Pakistan. It is sad that the son of ex-Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has been kidnapped but had he discharged his responsibilities honestly and diligently he would not have experienced this kidnapping episode.

AZ
May 10, 2013 2:48 am

Who is Ali Musa to say he won't let elections happen. Multan is not his kingdom. There families in multan who have had sons/brothers/fathers kidnapped, where was this anger then? Ali Haider's kidnapping while tragic, cannot be allowed to hold the elections hostage in a major city and his brothers comments reflect the kind of leadership that this nation desperately needs to move away from.

poet
May 10, 2013 3:55 am

good riddance!!!

Shahzad
May 10, 2013 4:08 am

Isn't CJ to be blamed here who took the security away?

Naveed
May 10, 2013 4:14 am

Search in his own house. Will be hiding somewhere there.

Khan
May 10, 2013 4:36 am

May he be recovered safely and return back to his family BUT Gillani should now feel how other people in pakistan and Baluchistan,Wana ,Tribal areas use to feel when their Sons,Fahters,brothers were kidnapped,Killed or still missing and Gillanis use to relax in PM house...

How poeple feel when DRONES takes away the loved one in few seconds and Gillanis use to relax in their PM house..

Fell the PAIN Gillanis......OR you people are so currupt that for getting your own sons kidnapped,your own leader killed or sitting PM brother Killed is also part of your dirty politics...

we can expect anything from you guys...

Khan
May 10, 2013 4:38 am

May Allah given him safe return back to his family, but GILLANIS feel the pain of missing people and people Killed in DRONES when you were in PM house....

Scott
May 10, 2013 4:52 am

The brothers should also say some words of sympathy for the man killed and those injured

Khan
May 10, 2013 5:01 am

It is sad that Gilani's son was abducted. I pray that this does not happen to anybody. It is however ironic that Asif Bhutto Zardari showed immediate heartfelt sympathies for Gilani's son who is a very unknown person but did not say a single word about the world renowned man, Imran Khan's recent injuries. It is time for Asif Bhutto Zardari and others to mature up and start thinking about Pakistan as well.

asim
May 10, 2013 6:30 am

There are hundreds of innocent Pakistani missing for years.

OhWell
May 10, 2013 6:32 am

Great news. I hope his son is never found. These Pakistani Elites should also get the taste of what an average Pakistani suffers and goes through. Great, let him remain kidnapped.

Hameed
May 10, 2013 12:11 pm

I sympathise with Ali Musa Gilani and all others in Pakistan who have been affected by their family members or friends being kidnapped. However for Ali to say "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," is a very poor statement. No individual should impact the right of another. Who cares how powerful they are. Electioneering must occur in all parts of the country for the greater good of Pakistan! In Sha Allah his brother and all others who have been kidnapped are safely returned to their loved ones. Ameen.

Wasim
May 10, 2013 1:32 pm

First I pray for safe return of Mr. Gilani. Let's see, this monster was fed and nourished by the power wielding institution of the country, followed by political leadership's favorable patronage just for little benefit. Now monster has started targeting the big leaders, so it is closing up with it's aim to devour us all. This was expected as our institutions consider themselves the best to perform jobs much superior to what they are trained & paid for. Pakistan, please cut their financial, moral, advisory and weapon support channels with full state power. Let these people build themselves into a political force adopting the process involved and work to get majority vote from people to implement their philosophy.

Jamil Khan
May 10, 2013 1:45 pm

The most difficult moments for parents are to see their children in pain. I have lots of differences with PPP but I condemn this abduction attack on Mr Gillani's son from deep in my heart as I am also a father of two children. I appeal to the abductors to please free Mr Gillani's son unharmed as quickly as possible. My only concern or doubt is if it is not a foul play. In this regard the police should search him in their own all police stations of Multan and from it's surroundings.

Jamshed Khan
May 10, 2013 2:42 pm

Has the police searched Gilani's mansion? This may all turn out to be a drama to get sympathy votes. Gilani appears too calm considering his son has just been kidnapped.

Qasim Ali
May 10, 2013 5:14 pm

Losing or kidnapping of a loved one is always difficult phase in life. I do sympathize with Gillani. We as Pakistani nation, hope that this is not another drama from PPP. However, I hope Gillani now feels the pain of thousands of people in Pakistan, when they have their loved ones killed or kidnapped. POOR GUY...

Aamir Khan
May 10, 2013 6:26 pm

It is all propaganda to gain sympathy of the people to win the elections. Nothing else. Gilani family moves with many gaurds and every one is hodling weapons. how come no one even opened a fire and tried to safe him..... Do not make fool of this poor people......

ALI
May 10, 2013 7:17 pm

JUST A STUNT ARRANGED BY THEMSELVES

rkalim
May 10, 2013 8:08 pm

@Qasim Ali: well said

rkalim
May 10, 2013 8:09 pm

@Aamir Khan: agree 100%

Irfan Balcoh
May 10, 2013 9:13 pm

I dont condone the kidnapping but if I would be lying if I say that I feel any sympathy towards this family which has looted Pakistan in broad day light I wish the boy well if his "abduction" is genuine.

mmansoorhaq@hotmail.com
May 10, 2013 10:54 pm

Just about a year back when prime minister Gillani was giving interview on international media, he was asked a question that the conditions in Pakistan were so bad that 1/3rd of Pakistanis wanted to leave the country and Mr Gillani arrogantly replied that why don't they leave Pakistan and who prevented them to do so!

shakir muhammadi
May 11, 2013 12:26 am

@Qasim Ali: if it is real

Qamar
May 11, 2013 1:02 am

It could be a stunt to attract sympathy votes, or it could be real. If it is a stunt then shame on Gilani, but if it is real then it is job well done. People suffered during Gilani's rule while he was busy stealing money, and hence I have no sympathy for him.

nooffence7
May 11, 2013 2:00 am

Kidnapping of Gilani's son is a stunt. They want to carry on like dynastic ownership of the country.

khan
May 11, 2013 10:41 am

Qamar, I agree with you. Khna

farrukh
May 11, 2013 12:42 pm

well with me its the old tactic of pakistan people party (ppp) to get the sympathy votes before the elections. its mere a drama.i am sure gilani's son will be enjoying in one of their farm houses.

Wazir
May 11, 2013 11:41 pm

@lahore: Nice one! Hope he remembers where he said that...

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