Pakistani journalist Anas Mallick goes missing in Afghanistan: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Friday confirmed reports of a Pakistani journalist Anas Mallick going missing in Afghanistan, saying that they have raised the issue with local authorities for his immediate recovery, ARY NEWS reported.

FO Spokesman Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that journalist Anas Mallick has gone missing from Kabul on Thursday afternoon after he went to the country on a reporting task a few days back.

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“Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto has taken notice of the journalist going missing,” he said, adding that the matter was taken up with the Afghan officials while the Pakistan embassy in Afghanistan has also been approached to take up the matter with local authorities.

He said that an Afghan diplomat was also summoned to the Foreign Office today and conveyed concerns with regard to the incident. The Afghan authorities have been asked to ensure the immediate recovery of the journalist, the spokesman said.

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He further shared that Anas Mallick was working for an Indian news channel.

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