ISLAMABAD: The law enforcing agencies have found that Ali Haider Gilani, son of former prime minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani, has not been taken to Afghanistan by his abductors, but he is still in the areas administered by government of Pakistan adjacent to the international frontiers with Afghanistan.
The agencies have reached close to the kidnappers of young Gilani who was abducted from Multan by his kidnappers after assassinating his secretary and guard during a political meeting.
Haider Gilani was contesting for the provincial assembly seat. He underwent liver surgery in London last year and living on heavy medicines. Federal Interior Minister Malik Muhammad Habib Khan has revealed that breakthrough regarding the episode of Ali Haider Gilani’s abduction would take place soon.
Talking informally with a group of mediapersons in reception hosted by Nepal’s ambassador Bharat Raj Paudyal Acharya to commemorate Republic and National Day, he dropped the hint. The minister said that the efforts for early release of Haider Gialni were afoot. “I am sure that you will soon hear some positive progress in the case,” the minister said.
To a question, the minister said that the caretaker administration would provide foolproof security to the process of installation of the new government next week as it did in the case of the security arrangements for the visiting Chinese Prime Minister Li last week and before that for the holding of the polls throughout the country. For the purpose the interim government has worked out comprehensive plan. When he was asked about his successor in the Interior Ministry, Malik Habib said that he had no clue about it but the decision would be taken by the new prime minister. “I am not interested in guessing about it. I will wholeheartedly welcome the new interior minister whosoever it would be,” he said.
To a question about the assertions of Gohram Bugti, grandson of late Nawab Muhammad Akbar Khan Bugti, the minister said that he hadn’t contacted him so far and the statement of young Bugti was not based on truth.
If Gohram is serious in visiting Dera Bugti and he is facing some difficulties in it, he should approach the provincial government but in any case if he approaches the federal government, we will see that how we could help him, the minister added. The minister who was the chief guest in the reception appreciated close and friendly ties between Pakistan and Nepal.