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Missing Pakistani journalist in Kabul found

Reports appeared on social media last night when a Pakistani journalist informed about his disappearance in her tweet.

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Pakistani journalist Anas Mallick who had gone missing in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday night has recovered. Reports appeared on social media last night when a Pakistani journalist informed about his disappearance in her tweet.

Journalist Mona Khan said that Anas Malik has gone missing and his phones are also not responding. She said that the Pakistan Embassy in Afghanistan has taken up the issue with the Afghan Taliban government for his recovery. “Our friend and colleague @AnasMallick is missing in Kabul since Thursday afternoon, pak embassy Kabul took up this matter with the Taliban govt and intlgnc. No traces were yet found of him nor did anyone claim to have him. His both no’s are off. Prayers for his safe return,” said Khan in her tweet.

As of now, it is more than 12 hours since he is not in contact with his friends, families, and colleagues. His brother has also requested the authorities to make efforts for his recovery. “My elder brother and journalist @AnasMallickhas been missing in Kabul for the past more than 12 hours. Authorities are requested to please pursue the case and ensure his swift and safe recovery. Prayers requested too,” said his younger brother Hassan Mallick in a tweet.

On Friday morning, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan also expressed concern about his disappearance. Ambassador of Pakistan to Afghanistan, Masood Khan shared encouraging news later on Friday morning that he is safe and sound in Kabul. The embassy will remain in touch with him.

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“Regarding reports about Pakistani journalist Anas Malik, I have just talked to him on phone briefly. He is in Kabul and safe. The embassy will remain in touch with him @ForeignOfficePk@HinaRKhar @PakinAfg,” said Masood Khan in his tweet.

Anas Mallick had traveled to Kabul, Afghanistan to cover the first anniversary of the downfall of Kabul and the takeover of the Afghan Taliban. Last year, he reported extensively from Afghanistan covering the chaos and downfall of the Afghan government. His detailed coverage from Afghanistan received praise globally.

 

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