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Abducted son of ex-PM of Pakistan freed in Afghanistan

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The abducted son of ex-Pakistani Prime Minister, Ali Haider has been set free from captivity in Afghanistan in a joint operation by Afghan and US forces.

Before he was kidnapped in 2013, Ali was running as an independent candidate in Multan, in Punjab province.

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A statement by the Pakistani foreign ministry informed that joint operation by Afghan and US forces led to the rescue of Ali who was kidnapped three years ago.

Ali Haider Gilani, the son of Yousaf Raza Gilani, “has been recovered today in a joint operation carried out by the Afghan and US security forces in Ghazni, Afghanistan”, the statement on Tuesday said, adding that preparations were being made to return him to Pakistan following a medical check-up.

Ali was kidnapped by suspected Taliban fighters in a hail of gunfire on May 9, 2013 in Pakistan, two days before the national election in which he was campaigning.

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