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No breakthrough in Gilani abduction case

Pakistani authorities are yet to make any breakthrough in their efforts to trace Ali Haider, the son of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani who was kidnapped by heavily armed men in Multan.

‘We have not yet received any call from the kidnappers. I ask the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) to help the police trace my son,’ Gilani told reporters on Friday.

Six to eight armed men kidnapped 27-year-old Ali Haider on Thursday while he was campaigning for Saturdays national election in Multan district, 350 km from Lahore. His personal secretary and a bodyguard were shot and killed by the gunmen.

A source in Punjab Police told media that a faction of the Punjabi Taliban could be behind the kidnapping.

‘A Punjabi Taliban group based in Mian Chanu, 80 km from Multan district, is believed to be involved in the kidnapping of Ali Haider Gilani,’ the source said.
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