Chicago: Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had attended the funeral of Mumbai attacks accused
David Headley`s father in 2010.
This was disclosed by 50-year-old Headley at a Chicago
court during the trial of co-accused Tahawwur Rana (50) in the
26/11 attacks case.
He told jury during the course of questioning on
Thursday that Prime Minister Gilani attended the funeral of
his father Syed Saleem Gilani and also offered condolences to
the bereaved family.
Saleem Gilani, who died in December 2010, was a
well-known poet, author and musicologist. He was former
Director General of Radio Pakistan and worked for the
Pakistani Embassy in Washington DC.
Headley`s half-brother Danyal Gilani works as a public
relations officer at Prime Minister Gilani`s office.
Meanwhile, Gilani`s office denied the claim. "The Prime Minister never attended Saleem Gilani`s funeral and had only visited Danyal Gilani`s (Headley`s half-brother) house to condole the death," a spokesman for Gilani`s office said.