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Seriously pursuing case of missing Indian clerics: Pakistan

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today conveyed to that it was "seriously pursuing" with its enforcement agencies the case of two missing Indian clerics, an issue External Affairs Minister said has been taken up with the Pakistani

Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told PTI in that, "no clue to the missing Indian priests has been found so far" but was "pro-actively pursuing" the case.

In a series of tweets, Swaraj said both Syed Asif Nizami and his nephew Nazim Nizami went missing after they landed at the airport and has been requested for an update on both the Indian nationals.

"We have taken up this matter with of and requested them for an update on both the Indian nationals in Both are missing after they landed in airport," tweeted Swaraj.

80-year-old Syed Asif Nizami is the head priest (Sajjadanashin) of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah.

Official sources in said has conveyed that it was "seriously pursuing" the case with its enforcement agencies.

"Indian nationals Syed Asif Nizami aged 80 years and his nephew Nazim Ali Nizami had gone to on March 8, 2017," Swaraj said.

Zakaria also said, "We have asked all departments concerned to look into the matter", noting that the Foreign Office had received the request of the Indian to trace the two clerics.

Exchanges between clerics of the Nizamuddin Dargah and the Daata Darbar are part of a regular tradition.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 21:28 IST