The British High Commission in
The whereabouts of Sultan Amir Tarar, a former Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence official, who was traveling with Qureshi as a guide when he was captured, are not known. A second guide, Khalid Khawaja, also a former intelligence official, was found shot to death in April in North Waziristan, with a note accusing him of spying for America, according to international news reports.
"We're relieved by the release of Asad Qureshi," said
Qureshi, who is of Pakistani descent, has lived and worked as a documentary filmmaker in Pakistan for the last few years, according to news reports.
Japanese freelance journalist Kosuke Tsuneoka, who spent
more than five months in captivity in northern
At least three journalists are still being held captive in the region. Taliban kidnappers abducted France 3 television journalists Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier, their translator, Mohammed Reza, and the group's unidentified driver in Afghanistan's eastern Kapisa province in December 2009. Canadian journalist Beverley Giesbrecht, who goes by the name Khadija Abdul Qahaar, has been held captive in Pakistan since November 11, 2008.