Hajj stampede: Ex-PM Gilani’s nephew Assad Gilani is dead

September 25, 2015

Mina Asad Dies pics Ex 25-09MULTAN: Assad Murtaza Gilani, a former MNA and nephew of former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, embraced martyrdom due to Thursday’s stampede at Mina in Saudi Arabia.

Speaking to SAMAA, former Prime Minister Gilani said that he got confirmation from Assad Gilani’s friends about his martyrdom.

“Three bodies were brought to a small mosque in Mina. When these bodies were checked, one of them was found to be Assad Gilani,” he said.

“We have received a photo of Assad Gilani’s dead body from his friends,” he said.

The former premier, however, said that he was waiting for official confirmation from Pakistani officials who were in Saudi Arabia.  – SAMAA