May 132016

Former prime minister and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday rejected reports circulating on social media regarding the release of his son Ali Haider Gilani after three years of detention by Taliban. “All people on social media are not our friends. There may be some other people on social media who do not like us,” the ex-premier said in response to a question whether ransom money was paid for the release of his son. Speaking to reporters outside his Lahore residence, Gilani said his son was recovered after a successful military operation which was carried out by the US and Afghan forces on Afghanistan’s soil. Steven Spielberg offers to make movie on Ali Haider Gilani’s captivity “There has been a military operation on a foreign country’s soil, leaving several al Qaeda terrorists dead. This resulted in the release of Ali Haider from Afghanistan.” The PPP leader once again lauded the efforts of US and Afghan forces for the safe recovery of his son. “The credit goes to the forces of United States and Afghanistan. I appreciate them.” Further, Gilani said he received several phone calls, congratulating him over his son’s recovery. “US ambassador [to Pakistan] felicitated me over the phone and said he would have personally welcomed him [Haider] if he had arrived in Islamabad,” he said. “Democratic candidate for US presidency Hillary Clinton also called me and said ‘we are fighting the war on terror and we have a partnership with Pakistan. If I get [Read More…]

Dec 122013
NICL scam: NAB asks police to produce Gilani before probe body
NICL scam: NAB asks police to produce Gilani before probe body

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has asked police to produce former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani before a probe team of the anti-corruption body for his alleged involvement in the NICL scam.

Gilani was to appear before the NAB on Wednesday but he didn’t show up, prompting the country’s premier anti-corruption body to involve police.

Earlier, a notice was also issued to the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader for his non-cooperation.

Jul 132013
Gilani family submits account details in Ephedrine case

Family members of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani submitted details of bank accounts of clients in the ANF court. Earlier today, Anti-Narcotics Court resumed hearing the ephedrine quota case. According to accounts’ details, Musa Gilani has Rs. 10,53,164 in his account, Abdul Qadir Gilani has Rs. 4,44,138 and Fauzia Gilani has only Rs. 27,226 in her account. The hearing was … Click for detailed story

May 132013
PPP leadership meet to discuss poll results


A meeting has been summoned of the leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) for Monday to discuss the country’s political scenario as it is emerging in the wake of the May 11 polls, local media reported.

PPP leaders are travelling to Karachi for the meeting at Bilawal House which is to be chaired by Asif Ali Zardari.

The leadership will deliberate on the unprecedented defeat faced by the party in the national polls. Former prime ministers Yousuf Raza Gilani and Raja Pervez Ashraf were also scheduled to be present at the meeting.

Rigging allegations in Punjab

Earlier on Sunday, the PPP said results of the May 11 polls in Punjab were ‘manipulated’ and vowed to come up with evidence to prove its allegation.

“There was total rigging. We are taking feedback from our candidates in the province and will present the evidence before the media soon,” PPP secretary general Sardar Latif Khosa told reporters.

The PPP could manage to get only one National Assembly seat in Punjab, according to unofficial results. In 2008, it had won over 50 seats in the province, most of them in south Punjab.

May 092013
Former PM Gilani's son Syed Ali Haider Gilani abducted in Multan

Gunmen on Thursday kidnapped the son of a former prime minister on the last day of campaigning for elections and shot dead one of the son’s aides, police said. Ali Haider Gilani, a candidate for the Punjab provincial assembly, was seized in a hail of gunfire on the outskirts of the city of Multan in the province. Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and his kin are one of the most powerful … Click for detailed story

Apr 182013
SC rules withdrawal of additional perks, privileges for former ministers

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday ordered the withdrawal of additional unprecedented perks and privileges to former interior minister Rehman Malik, his predecessors and to former prime ministers Raja Pervez Ashraf and Yousuf Raza Gilani. A three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, issued the ruling on the case pertaining to extraordinary security … Click for detailed story

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