Where is Ali Haider Gilani? Pakistani police clueless
Zeenews
       English        
 Follow Me on Pinterest Google Plus Ditto RSS Mail to us Mail to us
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 
Search
 

Where is Ali Haider Gilani? Pakistani police clueless

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 12:12
Comments 0
 

Where is Ali Haider Gilani? Pakistani police clueless Zee Media Bureau

Multan: It's been a day since the abduction of former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Haider Gilani, but police have yet to find any clue which could help them in cracking down the case.

Armed men kidnapped Ali Haider from the street corner meeting of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) at Multan’s Matti-Tal road. One person was killed and four others injured in the shooting.

According to The News, police were probing to the incident on these three lines: 1) Either it could be a result of personal vendetta, 2) Or someone may have kidnapped him to rake in tonnes of ransom, and 3) Or Taliban seized him to deal a blow to PPP's election campaign.

Where is Ali Haider Gilani? Pakistani police clueless The abductors opened fire and injured five people, including Ali Haider’s secretary Mohiuddin, who later died.

Police said Ali Haider was taken away in a black Honda City car.

Some of the kidnappers had come on motorcycles.

Ali Haider was contesting for the May 11 election from PPP-200 constituency in Multan.

Gilani’s sons, Ali Musa and Abdul Qadir, were angry and in tears, reported Dawn.

Where is Ali Haider Gilani? Pakistani police clueless “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.

Pakistan goes to polls on May 11.

Yousuf Raza Gilani was forced to step down as prime minister last year over the issue of writing a letter to Swiss authorities to reopen a graft case against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Zardari condemned the kidnapping.

Zardari, who called up Yousuf Raza Gillani, described the kidnapping of Ali Haider Gilani as a most reprehensible act of a cowardly enemy, spokesperson for the president Senator Farhatullah Babar said.

He said the President also called upon government agencies concerned to recover him safely and bring the culprits to book.

The President said the progressive democratic parties had already expressed their serious apprehensions about the militants' threats and had called upon the Election Commission and the government to take appropriate measures so that the elections will not be hijacked by the extremists.

Zardari said the democratic forces will not be deterred by such cowardly acts and will continue to fight the militants and extremists to the finish and make the ongoing process of democratic transition a success.

The police sealed all exit points from Multan and conducted a search operation.

No group claimed responsibility and Gilani's family has also not blamed any one for the incident.

The Taliban had threatened to attack the PPP, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and the Awami National Party in the run-up to the elections.

(With Agency inputs)

For Zee News’s Updates, follow us on Twitter , Facebook, Google+, Pinterest

First Published: Friday, May 10, 2013, 09:44

Post your Comments

Name:
Place :
Email :
Comments :
 

Comments


View all Comments   

Most liked Comments



Videos

Ex-Pak PM Gilani`s son abducted

Imran Khan`s mishap, a blessing in disguise?

Imran Khan`s mishap, a blessing in disguise?

 
Imran Khan falls off lift at rally

Imran Khan falls off lift at rally

More Videos »      

Photo Gallery

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif casts his vote at a polling station during the country`s parliamentary election in Lahore, Pakistan.

Opinion Poll

Will Nawaz`s return breathe new life into Indo-Pak ties?
 
       Yes
       No
       Can`t Say