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Police raids Nowshera house, misses Ali Gilani

Updated May 16, 2013
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.