RAWALPINDI: Former Prime Minister Syed  Yousaf Raza Gilani along with his son Ali Haider Gilani called on COAS General Raheel Sharif today. Yousaf Raza Gilani thanked COAS for his efforts leading towards recovery of his son.

Ali Haider, who spent three years as a Taliban prisoner, told Army Chief General Raheel Sharif that his captors feared him the most. He also called him a brave soldier.

Ali Haider was recovered in a joint operation by Afghan and US forces in Ghazni in May, three years after he was kidnapped from a pre-election rally in Multan.

He was seized by suspected Taliban militants in a hail of gunfire on the outskirts of Multan on May 9, 2013, two days before the general elections in which he was campaigning.