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.
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.