PM Nawaz congratulates Ex- Premier on son’s recovery


LAHORE: Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Saturday met his predecessor Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and congratulated him on the safe return of his son after three years of captivity.


The meeting took place at Gilani House, the residence of former prime minister in Lahore.

The prime minister was accompanied by his wife Kalsoom Nawaz and son Hussain Nawaz.

According to sources, Prime Minister Sharif also met Ali Haider Gilani and congratulated him on his recovery.

The Sharif family presented a bouquet of flowers, fruits and sweets to Ali Haider.

Ali Haider Gilani, one of the four sons of former premier, was rescued by Afghan and US forces during a joint raid in Ghazni province of Afghanistan against Taliban on May 10.

He was abducted in May 2013, kept in Faisalabad for two months and then taken to tribal areas before being moved to Afghanistan.

The prime minister had sent his plane to airlift Ali Gilani from Kabul.