Son of ex-PM of Pakistan kidnapped

Rick Moran
Former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son, Ali Haider Gilani, was kidnapped at a political rally in the volitile southern Punjab province when unknown attackers opened fire on his bodyguards and grabbed him: He was attending an election event in the city of Multan on Thursday -- the last day of campaigning across Pakistan -- when gunmen pulled up, started shooting, grabbed and threw him into a vehicle and drove off, officials and witnesses said. A resident of Multan who attended the rally told a local TV station that the attackers first pulled up in a car and motorcycle outside the venue where the younger Gilani was meeting with a few hundred supporters. When he came out of the building, two gunmen opened fire, killing at least one of the people in Gilani's entourage. "One of the gunmen grabbed Haider who had blood splashed on his trousers," said Shehryar Ali in comments aired by Pakistani television broadcaster Geo News. The former prime minister was not...(Read Full Post)

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