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Kidnapped son of Pakistani ex-PM arrives home from Afghanistan

Ali Haider Gilani was held captive for three years

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The son of a former Pakistani prime minister who was rescued by Afghan and U.S. forces from al Qaeda captors in Afghanistan arrived home to a rapturous welcome in Pakistan on Wednesday, three years after being kidnapped from his home town. Ali Haider Gilani was rescued on Monday by a joint force of Afghan and U.S. commandos who attacked a house held by al Qaeda militants in Paktika province, just across the border from Pakistan. Before his departure from Afghanistan, Gilani, with long hair and a grey-streaked beard, thanked his rescuers. Looking tired but otherwise healthy, the son of former…

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