ISLAMABAD: Ali Haider Gilani, the son of former Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, will be flown home from Afghanistan today (Wednesday), to reunite with his family three years after being abducted, Samaa reported.
A special aircraft of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif landed in Afghanistan to fly Gilani to Lahore from Pakistani embassy in Kabul where he was received by Pakistan Ambassador Abrar Hussain.
Their plane will land in Pakistan at around 12pm with Ali Gilani’s brother and Protocol Staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Mr Ali Haider Gilani being received by Pakistan Ambassador pic.twitter.com/fVUFR4Zq0L
US and Afghan forces freed Ali Haider Gilani during a counter-terrorism mission in eastern Afghanistan, three years after he was kidnapped from Multan.
Ali Haider Gilani, son of Yousaf Raza Gilani, was rescued in the Giyan district of Paktika province "by US Special Operations Forces and Afghan commandos in a partnered raid," NATO said in the statement from Kabul.
The Afghan presidency said the raid targeted an Al-Qaeda cell, and that Gilani had been sent to the Pakistani embassy in Kabul.
The Afghan ambassador to Islamabad, Omar Zakhilwal, said Gilani was in good health.
There are celebrations at the home of the ex-premier's family. - Samaa