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Two missing clerics reach Karachi, set to return on Mar. 20 to India

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

Two Indian Sufi clerics of Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, who went missing in have reached Karachi, are all set to return to on March 20.

According to local 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, belonged 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 sought 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 Sushma Swaraj said that she has taken up the matter with Islamabad.

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. 21:09 IST