Help find missing Indian clerics, Sushma Swaraj tells Pakistan
Mar 19 2017
"We are trying our best", Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit said at the India Today Conclave 2017 in Mumbai today. "We would also thank Pakistan media", Aamir Nizami said. "We are expecting a communication from them shortly on the issue, Indian agencies had said".
The news comes in a day after external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) likely abducted the two men.
Swaraj further said that India has taken up the matter with Pakistan and had requested them for an update on both the Indian nationals.
The two clerics from Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah who have gone missing in Pakistan.
Two Indian Sufi clerics, who had gone missing in Pakistan, are in Karachi and are scheduled to return on March 20 (Monday), according to Pakistani media.
"Indian High Commission in Pakistan has taken up the matter of missing Indians".
India on Saturday stepped up pressure on Pakistan to locate the two Indian clerics reportedly missing in the neighbouring country.
Senior journalist and commentator Sultan Hali told National Herald that it seemed highly improbable that state agencies would detain such well-known and important visitors to Pakistan.
One of them went missing in Karachi and the other in Lahore, reports claimed. The clerics visited the shrines of Khawaja Fariduddin Ganjshakar - widely known as Baba Farid - just outside Lahore and the Data Darbar inside Lahore, according to photos they shared with their families, officials said.
On Friday, the Dargah Committee met in Delhi's Nizamuddin to discuss the matter.
Nizami also informed that the phone of the clerics was now ringing, adding that they would be able to talk to them very soon.