WASHINGTON: A media advocacy group, Reporters Without Borders, called on Wednesday for the immediate release of Paul Overby, an American writer who disappeared in North Waziristan.
In a statement issued here, the group, which is better known by its French acronym RSF, said Mr Overby was last heard in Khost, Afghanistan in May, 2014.
Mr Overby, 74, is a published independent writer and a researcher of Afghanistan and Pakistan affairs. He is the author of Holy Blood: An Inside View of the Afghan War (1993).
The writer disappeared on his way to North Waziristan to meet and interview Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the Haqqani network, for a new book on the Taliban and the war in Afghanistan, RSF said.
Published in Dawn, January 27th, 2017