Islamabad: Ali Haider Gilani, the son of former Pakistani prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, has been recovered from Afghanistan's Ghazni province in a joint operation carried out by Afghan and US forces. News of Gilani's recovery was first announced by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of Pakistan People's Party, on Twitter, and was later confirmed by the Foreign Office, reported Dawn.com. "PM @YR_Gillani received call from ambassador of Afghanistan. His son @haidergilani has been recovered in a successful operation. Alhamdulillah," tweeted Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (@BBhuttoZardari). Ali Haider was kidnapped by gunmen in Multan on May 9, 2013, days before he was slated to run for the Punjab assembly. The news follows the recovery of Shahbaz Taseer, son of slain Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, who was recovered by security and intelligence forces from Balochistan’s Kuchlak area nearly five years after his abduction in 2011.