FO receives request about two 'missing' Indian clerics

Published: March 17, 2017
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Head of Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, another Indian cleric go missing in Pakistan. PHOTO: ANI

Head of Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, another Indian cleric go missing in Pakistan. PHOTO: ANI

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office confirmed on Thursday that a request had been received from India seeking assistance in the recovery of two clerics.

Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, said the request had been received and forwarded to concerned authorities, who are pursuing the matter.

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According to Times of India, the chief priest, Asif Nizami and cleric Nazim Nizami went missing in Pakistan, during their visit to Lahore’s Data Darbar.

The duo, which went missing on Wednesday, was set to fly to Karachi on Wednesday, and while Asif was allowed to board, Nazim was stopped at Lahore airport on grounds of incomplete documents.

“While Nazim went missing from Lahore airport, Asif went missing after arriving at Karachi airport,” TOI quoted a source as saying.

Exchanges between clerics of Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi, and the Data Darbar are part of a regular tradition.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Grist
    Mar 17, 2017 - 1:51PM

    Foul play!Recommend

  • Zafar
    Mar 17, 2017 - 5:28PM

    Looks like they were sent by Indian agencies. Grill them properly.Recommend

  • IBN E ASHFAQUE
    Mar 18, 2017 - 12:27AM

    @Zafar: Have some common sense. The two people are pretty old……….. Recommend

  • R S Chakravarti
    Mar 18, 2017 - 8:06AM

    If they are eventually released, what they say could be quite embarrassing for the kidnappers.Recommend

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