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U.S., Afghan Forces Find Kidnapped Son Of Ex-Pakistani PM

Ali Haider Gilani, son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani, was kidnapped in May 2013.

U.S. and Afghan forces have found the kidnapped son of a former Pakistani prime minister alive in an operation in Afghanistan, the Pakistani foreign ministry said in a statement on May 10.

Ali Haider Gilani, son of Yousaf Raza Gilani, "has been recovered today in a joint operation carried out by the Afghan and U.S. security forces in Ghazni, Afghanistan,” the statement said.

The statement added that preparations were being made to return him to Pakistan following a medical check-up.

Gilani was kidnapped by suspected Taliban militants on May 9, 2013 in Pakistan, two days before the national election in which he was campaigning.

Gilani senior was prime minister from March 2008 until he was sacked and indicted by the Supreme Court in April 2012.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa