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Missing cleric's son thanks Indian Govt. for their efforts

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Expressing happiness over the news of return of the two Indian Sufi clerics of Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah who went missing in Pakistan, Amir Nizami, son of one of the clerics thanked the Indian and External Affairs Minister for their efforts in tracing the two.

"We got to know the news circulating in media.

We also got a call from the Indian We would like to thank the Indian and for their efforts. We would also thank media," Nizami told ANI.

Nizami also informed that the phone of the clerics was now ringing, adding that they would be able to talk to them very soon.

The two clerics are set to return to on March 20, according to media reports.

According to media reports, two Indian clerics surfaced in and told that they had gone to meet their devotees in interior Sindh, where there was no phone connectivity.

The clerics identified as Asif Nizami and his friend Nazim Nizami, belong to Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.

The duo had travelled to to visit their relatives in and then embarked on a pilgrimage to Lahore.

One of them went missing in and the other in Lahore, reports claimed.

The Indian authorities had raised the issue with the Foreign Ministry seeking its help in tracing their missing citizens.

Syed Asif Ali Nizami is the head priest of New Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.

Meanwhile, a Dargah Committee meeting is underway in Delhi's Nizamuddin regarding the disappearances.

Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister said that she has taken up the matter to Islamabad officials.

Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria also acknowledged that an Indian request seeking assistance for the recovery of two clerics had been received.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 21:22 IST