Related: Kidnapped Pakistani official released in Iraq
ISLAMABAD, April 25 (Xinhuanet) -- Pakistan Monday said that its embassy official who was kidnapped in Iraq two weeks ago was freed Sunday without any condition.
"The release of the abducted staffer was unconditional," Foreign Office spokesman Jalil Abbas Jilani told the weekly press briefing.
The spokesman said that the freed official has reached the embassy and is safe, and added that "Arrangements are being made that he should arrive Pakistan very soon."
"The release came about as a result of Prime Minister's conversation with leaders of Iraq and other friendly countries and negotiations by a Pakistani team that went to Baghdad for the purpose," Jilani said.
The Prime Minister informed the son of Javed short after the confirmation of the release late last night.
Malik Mohammed Javed was abducted on April 9 when he went to a mosque in Baghdad to offer evening prayers.
The kidnappers had allowed Javed to talk over phone to Pakistani diplomats a few minutes after his abduction.
Pakistani officials had earlier admitted that the kidnappers had demanded ransom.
A previously unknown Islamic militant group, Omar bin al-Khattab had claimed responsibility for the abduction.
Two Pakistani working for a Kuwaiti company were killed in July last year after they were kidnapped in Iraq.
The kidnappers had demanded Pakistan not to send troops to Iraqand to withdraw citizens. Enditem