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Two Sufi priests from Delhi go missing in Pakistan

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |

Two Sufi priests from the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in Delhi have gone missing in Pakistan.

They have been identified as Asif Nizami and Nazim Nizami. The two had gone to Pakistan as part of annual exchanges between Hazrat Nizamuddin and Garib Nawaz who is venerated at Data Darbar Sufi shrine in Lahore.

According to reports, the two priests were last seen together at Data Darbar.

India has taken up the matter with Pakistan, sources here said.

According to official sources in New Delhi, Asif Nizami, the chief priest, and Nazim Nizami were to catch a flight from there to Karachi on Wednesday.

“As per their families, while Asif was allowed to go to Karachi, Nazim was stopped at the Lahore airport on grounds of incomplete travel papers.

“While Nazim went missing from Lahore airport, Asif went missing after arriving at the Karachi airport,” a source said.

The matter has been taken up with the Pakistan Government both in New Delhi as well as through the Indian mission in Islamabad, the source said.