Son of Former Pakistani Prime Minister Kidnapped – Police Suggest Act of Terrorism (Video)
Ali Haider Gilani, a son of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, was kidnapped from Multan on Thursday. Police suggested it was an act of terrorism.
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.