The former producer of MTV’s ‘The Next Big Thing’ is missing after being kidnapped by the Taliban.
He is believed to be hiding out in the remote Pakistani tribal region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where he is being held by the Haqqani network.
The Pakistan Taliban have claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
A manhunt has been launched to find the former MTV producer who is being sought by authorities for questioning over his role in the kidnapping and killing of actor Hamid Mirza and the killing of an American journalist in 2014.
He was captured after an attack on a TV news broadcast in Peshawar in December 2016, and has not been seen since.
He is believed a resident of Khadak, a small Pakistani town in the Khybershah tribal region.
The Pakistani Taliban said it was behind the kidnapping of the producer, who has a Pakistani passport.
“He was a close associate of the Haqani network and we will investigate the circumstances of his disappearance,” a statement read.
Pakistan is not the only country to have been the target of kidnappings and killings of journalists.
The United States, Canada, Britain, France and Russia have all been targeted by the militant group.