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Two Nizamuddin Dargah clerics go missing in Pakistan

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New Delhi: Two Indian clerics, including Syed Asif Ali Nizami the head priest of New Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, are missing in Pakistan, family claimed on Thursday.

As per sources sources, Asif Nizami, the chief priest, and his nephew Nazim Nizami had gone to visit the famous Daata Darbar shrine in Lahore and were to catch a flight from there to Karachi on Thursday.

“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,” sources said.

The government has taken the matter up with Islamabad, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said this morning.

The duo had gone to Karachi to meet their relatives on March 8 before travelling to Lahore to visit the shrine.

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