Ali Haider Gilani handed over to Pakistan officers in Kabul

Ali Haider Gilani handed over to Pakistan officials in Kabul
Son of ex-prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Ali Haider Gilani, who was recovered in an operation in Afghanistan three years after being kidnapped, was handed over to Pakistan officers in Kabul on Wednesday.

A particular plane left Islamabad for Kabul to fly again dwelling Ali Haider, who was recovered in a joint operation of Afghan and US forces from an Al Qaeda compound in Afghanistan’s Paktika province.

Senior protocol officers of Overseas Workplace and brother of Ali Haider Gilani are in Kabul to carry Ali Haider dwelling, mentioned Overseas Workplace spokesperson Nafees Zakaria.

He mentioned Ali Haider could be handed over to Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan Syed Ibrar Hussain on the ministry of defence in Kabul, from the place he could be taken to Kabul airport to journey to Pakistan.

Kasim Gilani, the dual brother of Ali Haider, posted an image on Twitter earlier than departing for Kabul to carry his brother dwelling.

Take One Gillani and convey again 2 Gillanis: chief of protocol to pilot

— Kasim Gilani (@KasimGillani) May 11, 2016

The details about the restoration of Haider, who was kidnapped after an election rally in Might 2013 in his hometown Multan, was conveyed by Afghan Nationwide Safety Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar to Adviser on Overseas Affairs Sartaj Aziz in a telephonic dialog.

“I referred to as Mr Yusuf Raza Gilani and knowledgeable him about the excellent news. He was ecstatically delighted as anticipated and grateful of President [Ashraf] Ghani’s private consideration to his son’s protected launch,” the Afghan ambassador mentioned in an announcement. “He additionally thanked the Afghan Safety Forces for bringing a contented ending to a dreadful household saga for them.”

A Pakistani safety supply mentioned that Afghan and US forces raided the Al Qaeda compound after being tipped concerning the presence of a high-value goal.

However an official US assertion that the State Division shared with Daybreak in Washington said that the rescue mission, which was a part of a joint US and Afghan counterterrorism marketing campaign referred to as “Operation Freedom’s Sentinel”, was launched after intelligence sources confirmed “proof of terrorist” exercise in that space.

“4 enemy combatants have been killed on account of the operation. No different accidents or injury was noticed or reported,” the assertion added.

Learn extra: Yousaf Raza Gilani’s son Ali Haider Gilani recovered from Afghanistan

A spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan, Brigadier Charles Cleveland, informed the Related Press that Haider had been held in a compound occupied in Gaylan district by Al Qaeda operatives. “He [Haider] was the only real non-combatant, he didn’t battle again, so we picked him up,” he mentioned.

He mentioned that Haider had been flown by helicopter to the Bagram Air Subject, 45 kilometres from Kabul.

Haider was working for a provincial meeting seat from Multan when he was kidnapped on Might 9, 2013. One in all his guards and his secretary have been killed throughout his abduction. He remained in captivity for 3 years.



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