According to the residents, Taliban militants have abducted Eng. Zalmay Zaheer from Khwaja Khan village about five days ago.
The abducted candidate was in a dispute over land with his nephews who have links with the Taliban, a resident said.
Meanwhile, provincial governor Abdul Hai Nemati said that efforts are underway by tribal elders to release the kidnapped candidate.
Taliban has not made a comment about the report yet.