Kidnapped son of Pakistan's ex-prime minister is freed

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Posted: May 10, 2016 4:20 AM

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The kidnapped son of Pakistan's former prime minister has been freed three years after gunmen abducted him, his party's chairman said on Tuesday.

Ali Haider Gilani, son of ex-premier Yusuf Raza Gilani, "has been recovered in a successful operation. Alhamdulillah (thanks be to God)", Pakistan People's Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto tweeted on his official account.

Pakistan's foreign office later released a statement confirming Ali Haider Gilani's release.

(Reporting by Mehreen Zahra-Malik; Editing by Tom Hogue)