Pakistani activist Salman Haider had gone missing from the capital, Islamabad, earlier this month, along with four other rights campaigners. Their disappearance sparked nationwide protests and military crackdown fears.
Salman Haider, a rights activist and university lecturer who went missing earlier this month, was returned back to his family late Friday night.
Senior authorities and relatives confirmed to local and international media that Haider had returned to his home on the outskirts of the capital, Islamabad. He was said to be safe and well.
"Police sources have confirmed that he has been returned and also that his physical condition is okay," local news channel Geo News reported on Saturday. "Police say he was returned to Islamabad last night."
Authorities have not given further details on how Haider was found, and the activist has not yet given a statement to police on his disappearance.
Haider, along with fellow liberal activists Waqas Goraya, Aasim Saeed and Ahmad Raza Naseer, went missing from various cities in Pakistan between January 4 and 7.
All men had been vocal campaigners for human rights and religious freedoms. The men had also published blogs criticizing the military's political influence and speaking up for the rights of religious minorities.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that the other men have also returned home. However, the source spoke to news agency AP on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to the press.