stan Ambassador in Afghanistan, Tariq Azizuddin has been recovered, as confirmed by the foreign office as well as Tariq Azizuddin's brother Tahir Azizuddin here. Tariq Azizuddin was kidnapped from Khayber Agency on February 11, 2007, while he was on his way to Afghanistan. In videotape released on April 19, 2008, Tariq Azizuddin had appealed to the Govt. of Pakistan for arranging his release by accepting the demands of the Taliban. In the wake of a Jirga between the Pakistan Govt. and local Taliban two days ago, the two sides had swapped over 50 prisoners. Senior analysts believed that Tariq Azizuddin's recovery was also a part of this process initiated by Jirga. Tariq Azizuddin's brother, Tahir Azizuddin said that officials informed him about his brother's recovery and he would soon be reaching his house. Tariq Azizuddin has been recovered after lapse of three months and 11 days.