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Ali Haider Gilani. — File Photo
Ali Haider Gilani. — File Photo

PESHAWAR: Nowshera police, in an operation on Thursday, have rescued an individual, Abdul Wahab, who claimed that the son of former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was being held captive along with him, DawnNews reported.

Acting on information received from an intercepted satellite-phone call from Waziristan tribal region, which mentioned the name of Ali Haider Gilani, police conducted a raid in Marhati area in a compound which was reportedly owned by an Afghan national Moolah.

DPO Nowshera Waqar Ahmed was quoted as saying that based on this information, Nowshera police had started a massive operation in Misri Banda area of Akora Khattak tehsil in Nowshera district to rescue Ali Haider Gilani.

Ali Gilani's private secretary and guard were killed in the incident.

According to's Zahir Shah, DSP Jahanzeb also confirmed that the operation is still ongoing and that two suspects were arrested during the first raid in which Wahab was rescued.

The alleged kidnappers belong to Afghanistan.

Police has launched a frantic search in the area to recover Ali Gilani who is believe to be kept in the same area.

Comments (8) Closed

khan May 16, 2013 10:33am

what you sow is what u reap!. Think about the children who got kidnapped under his regime and he was either having fun in abroad or sleeping comfortable sleep in his bomb proof house in multan. What a shame! that our police is always on their feet to serve even the former CONVICTED PM. SHAME!. Let him use his money looted from the people of Pakistan to save his son. Let him weep like many parents under his government.

Imrano May 16, 2013 10:37am

Oh please, you know that he is in Dubai or abroad some where and this is all just a huge DRAMA. The guy gets kidnapped in his own area under the nose of his own people. Do you realy think the people of Pakistan are that dumb?

omer khan shaheen May 16, 2013 10:38am

Excellent work KPK police keep it up!

ishrat salim May 16, 2013 03:29pm

The law enforcement authorities intercepted call in this case, but are unable to do same while TTP Spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan calls media to claim bombing.....? wah bhai bhai.....

ikram May 16, 2013 04:05pm

"The alleged kidnappers belong to Afghanistan"

can we please deport Afghanis please Request from a Pushtoon from KPK

Malik Bhai May 16, 2013 04:21pm

When will get rid of these illegal Afghanis infesting our country and register all of them and put GPS devices on them to track their activity?

shah May 16, 2013 05:42pm

I pray that his son returns safely. Probably now he felt the agony of millions on whom he ruled like a despot.

jg May 16, 2013 07:50pm

this will be one of the greta success stories of police if they succeed