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Two Indian clerics traced in Pakistan

Karachi, March 18 : Two Indian clerics who went missing in Pakistan have been found, Sindh Police officials told the local media on Saturday.

The two clerics of Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah were found in a remote village of Sindh province with no mobile connectivity.

Two Senior Muslim clerics from Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin who went missing in Pakistan are “in (the) custody of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies, over their alleged links with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) ” reported PTI on Saturday, quoting unnamed official sources.

Syed Asif Nizami and his nephew Nazim Nizami had gone to Pakistan on March 8 to visit the famous Daata Darbar shrine in Lahore. They reportedly went missing from Lahore airport, from where they were to catch a flight to Karachi, a few days ago.

Sources told PTI on the condition of anonymity that “The personnel of an intelligence took both the clerics into custody after getting them offloaded and shifted them to an undisclosed location for investigation.”

“They are being interrogated for their alleged links with Altaf’s partymen in Karachi,” the sources said, adding they will be freed if nothing is established against them.

The news comes into highlight after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Pakistan’s spy agency ISI likely abducted the two men. She said the Pakistani “hosts” of the khadims were “under pressure not to speak to the Indian High Commission.”

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 Wefornews Bureau

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