Pakistani officials are denying reports that an American kidnapped from the eastern city of Lahore earlier this month has been rescued.
Police officials and Pakistani media said Thursday that development expert Warren Weinstein had been freed in Punjab province's city of Khushab.
But Lahore's police chief, Ahmed Raza Tahir, later denied reports that Weinstein had been rescued. He said police were conducting raids and making arrests, but that Weinstein had not yet been recovered.
The U.S. Embassy in Pakistan also said it had no information about his release.