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Missing Muslim clerics: Have taken up matter with Pakistan, says Swaraj Swaraj

New Delhi: After two Indian Sufi clerics, including Syed Asif Ali Nizami, the head priest of New Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, went missing in Pakistan since yesterday evening, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said that she has taken up the matter with Islamabad.

“Have taken up this matter with Government of Pakistan and requested them for an update on both the Indian nationals,” tweeted Swaraj.

Indian nationals Syed Asif li Nizami aged 80 years and his nephew Nazim Ali Nizami had gone to Pakistan on 8 March 2017. /1

— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 17, 2017
Syed Asif Ali Nizami is Head Priest (Sajjadanashin) of Hazrat Nizammuddin Aulia dargah. /2

— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 17, 2017
Both are missing after they landed at Karachi airport. /3

— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 17, 2017
We have taken up this matter with Government of Pakistan and requested them for an update on both the Indian nationals in Pakistan./4

— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 17, 2017
Two clerics, Asif Nizami and Nazim Nizami, had initially visited Karachi to meet their relatives after which they headed to Lahore to visit shrines.

As per reports, one is missing from Karachi and the other from Lahore.

Officials said that India had strongly raised the matter of disappearance of the two senior clerics for the past two days.