Pakistan says it's trying to locate missing Nizamuddin Dargah priests

Head cleric of Delhi's Sufi shrine Nizamuddin Dargah goes missing in Pakistan

"We would also thank Pakistan media", Aamir Nizami said.

"The issue was taken up with us by the Indian government and our authorities are trying to locate them.It's an issue and we need to see where they are".

The clerics' relatives have claimed that they have been detained by Pakistani intelligence agencies.

Swaraj further said that India has taken up the matter with Pakistan and had requested them for an update on both the Indian nationals.

The head priest's son, Sazid Nizami, has said that his father and 60-year-old cousin had gone to Pakistan on pilgrimage to famous Daata Darbar shrine in Lahore and were to fly to Karachi from there.

Two Indian clerics who went missing in Pakistan have been found, Sindh Police officials told the local media on Saturday.

"Indian High Commission in Pakistan has taken up the matter of missing Indians Syed Asif Ali Nizami and Nazim Ali Nizami at the highest level in the Government of Pakistan", tweeted the Union Minister. Asif Nizami, 82 and Nazim Ali Nizami, 66, are the clerics and the members of the extended family of the Sajjada Nashin of the shrine in Delhi.

Aziz, Foreign Affairs Advisor to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, promised during his phone call with Swaraj that all efforts would be made to trace the clerics who went missing in Pakistan earlier this week while on a tour.

But Indian officials cited indications from the clerics and Pakistan that suggested their disappearance and reappearance were linked to Pakistan's intelligence.

He said that his father and cousin went to Karachi in Pakistan on 6 March from where they visited Lahore on 13 March to offer "chadar" at Baba Farid's shrine, the master of Baba Nizamuddin. However Indian agencies have learnt that the duo was picked up and detained by the agencies in Pakistan.

On Friday, the Dargah Committee met in Delhi's Nizamuddin to discuss the matter.



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