PPP’s Ali Musa Gilani granted bail

–– says arrests ‘only strengthening our spirits’

Statesman Report

MULTAN: A special magistrate's court on Thursday granted bail to former PPP lawmaker Ali Musa Gillani and other leaders of the Opposition's Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), all of whom were detained a day before.

Gillani, the son of former premier Yousaf Raza Gillani, was arrested Wednesday following a rally ahead of the upcoming PDM jalsa.

Speaking to the media outside the court, Ali Musa said it was not only the political workers but the leaders who were making sacrifices now. "We will help the people get rid of the incumbent government through the PDM platform," he vowed.

After obtaining bail, he told the media that the Opposition and the PDM "will continue fighting for our rights" and termed the arrests factors that "are only strengthening our spirits".

The former MNA also spoke of how many people in Pakistan did not have two proper meals a day and young people were unemployed.