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.