In the wake of the uproar created over two Indian Sufi clerics of Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah going missing in Pakistan and their subsequent scheduled return to India on March 20, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday stated that she spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami, one of the missing clerics, in Karachi and was assured they were safe and would be back to Delhi on Monday.
The two clerics surfaced in Karachi and told that they had gone to meet their devotees in interior Sindh, where there was no phone connectivity.
The clerics, identified as Syed Asif Ali Nizami and his friend Nazim Nizami, belong to Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.
Syed Asif Ali Nizami is the head priest of New Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.
The duo had travelled to Pakistan to visit their relatives in Karachi and then embarked on a pilgrimage to Lahore.
One of them went missing in Karachi and the other in Lahore, reports claimed.
The Indian authorities had raised the issue with the Pakistan Foreign Ministry seeking its help in tracing their missing citizens.
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