Pakistan takes up issue of missing Nizamuddin shrine keepers


ISLAMABAD: Reacting to an Indian request to recover missing top clerics at the shrine of Hazrat Nizamuddin in New Delhi, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said all concerned agencies are looking into the matter.

The two Indian clerics, including the head keeper of New Delhi’s Nizamuddin Dargah, went missing in Pakistan.

Pakistani government has received a request from New Delhi to recover the missing clerics.

The Indian authorities have requested Pakistan government for assistance. “All the concerned departments are looking into the matter”, FO spokesman said.

According to Indian media reports, Syed Asif Ali Nizami, 80, and his nephew, Nazim Ali Nizami, 65, went to Pakistan on March 8.

According to reports, Syed Asif was visiting his ailing sister in Karachi after many years while Nazim keeps visiting their relatives in Pakistan and Sufi shrines in the country annually.