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Journalist Anas Mallick returns safely a day after missing in Kabul

Anas Mallick works for the international news organisation WION

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Foreign Office correspondent Journalist Anas Mallick who had gone missing in Kabul, returned home safely on Friday.

He was in Afghanistan to cover the first anniversary of the Taliban takeover. The journalist reached Kabul on August 3 and reportedly went missing for nearly 12 hours.

“I am back,” Anas said in a brief statement on Twitter shortly after Pakistan Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan confirmed that the journalist returned safe and sound.

 

Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmed Khan shared the update in a tweet.

“Regarding reports about Pakistani journalist Anas Mallick, I have just talked to him on phone briefly. He is in Kabul and safe. The embassy will remain in touch with him, “he said.

Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) expressed deep concern about the disappearance of the Pakistani journalist and FO correspondent Anas Mallick from Kabul on Thursday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had informed that Pakistan is in touch with local authorities and Pakistan Embassy in Afghanistan for his early and safe return to Pakistan.

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