LAHORE: Ali Haider Gilani, who was recovered in joint operation by Afghan-US forces in Ghazni and returned to Pakistan after three years, has said that even before the Taliban captivity, he was very close to Allah Al-mighty.
Talking to media the first time after his return to Pakistan, Ali Gilani thanked everyone who prayed for his recovery.
“I want to thank every one who prayed for my recovery, especially my friends and family in Multan. It was through your prayers that I am here with my family,” said Ali Haider, who was dressed in a Shalwar Kameez and had still not shaved off his beard.
Ali was asked if he intends to shave off his beard or if he has become more religious after spending three years with the Taliban he said, “Even before the Taliban, I was very close to Allah.”
When a reporter asked him to narrate his ordeal in captivity, he smiled and said, “That is a very long story.
On a question where he was asked if he will write a book over his experience he said, “I don’t have any such plans. At least for now.”
He said that it felt great to be home, united once again with his family.
Courtesy : TheNews