Not in custody of Taliban, says Gilani`s son

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 21:10

Islamabad: A video of the abducted son of Pakistan`s former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has surfaced in which the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of a whopping Rs 2 billion for his release.



Ali Haider Gilani was kidnapped last year during the election campaign in May from Multan.



In the video, Ali is said to have said that he was not in the custody of the Taliban.



The information on the video was revealed by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in an "informal" interaction with some journalists.



An Interior Ministry spokesperson later said the video was not sent to the government and asked the media to be sensitive while reporting on the matter.



Geo TV quoting Nisar reported that Ali said in the video that his abductors were not affiliated with the Tehreek-e- Taliban Pakistan and his family was not taking serious steps for his release.

Ali said in the video that if measures are not taken for his release within one month he will be killed.

In August 2011, Shahbaz Taseer, the son of late Governor of Punjab Salman Taseer, was kidnapped from Lahore. Both the kidnappings have been linked to the outlawed 

PTI

First Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 - 21:10

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