ANP chief writes to Indian foreign minister for recovery of stranded KP boy


Awami National Party (ANP)’s chief Asfandyar Wali Khan has written a letter to Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj for repatriation of a seven-year-old missing Pakistani boy, Tufail Ismail, who is said to be in the custody of Indian police.The Awami National Party (ANP) chief, in the letter, requested the Indian minister to expedite the legal formalities required for the repatriation of the child, who went missing from Charsadda district of KP province about two years ago.

“An FIR of missing child was registered in Parang Police Station Charsadda. The parents have been searching for their child for the past two years. With the help of social media, the child was found two months ago in Rajasthan and according to reports, he is in custody of Ganga Nagar police station. Tufail Ismai’s parents are desperately waiting to be reunited with their son,” reads the letter.

Tufail Ismail, who went missing two years ago while his family was shifting homes, was found two months ago when Tufail’s maternal uncle in Saudi Arabia saw his picture on social media shared by an Indian social worker, Sujewa Pereira.

The boy’s uncle dialled the given number and was told the missing boy was in the custody of the Indian police at the Ganga Nagar police station in Rajasthan.

Last week, Tufail’s father told a news channel that it has been 45 days since he learned of his child’s whereabouts but had been unable to bring his son back to Pakistan. He had appealed to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian PM Narendra Modi to help bring their son home.