Ju­bi­la­tions as Ali re­unites with fam­ily


LA­HORE—A spe­cial air­craft car­ry­ing Ali Haider Gi­lani, son of for­mer prime min­is­ter Yousuf Raza Gi­lani, who was re­cov­ered in an op­er­a­tion in Afghanistan three years af­ter be­ing kid­napped, landed here on Wed­nes­day af­ter he was handed over to Pak­istan of­fi­cials in Kabul.

Hundreds of sup­port­ers had gath­ered out­side the Gi­lani res­i­dence in La­hore to wel­come the 30-year-old. Rose petals were show­ered on the car car­ry­ing Ali Haider, who stepped out and waved to sup­port­ers.

Be­fore de­part­ing for La­hore in a spe­cial air­craft sent by Pak­istani govern­ment, Ali Haider said he was “look­ing for­ward to be­ing re­united with my fam­ily”.Ju­bi­lant Gi­lani fam­ily in­clud­ing his mother, wife, son, brothers, party work­ers and friends re­ceived Ali Gi­lani at the VIP lounge of the Al­lama Iqbal Air­port.

Emo­tional scenes were wit­nessed when Ali Haider Gi­lani met his fam­ily. Ali Haider lifted his six-year-old son in his arms as he met his fam­ily.

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