Two Indian sufi clerics, including the head priest of New Delhi's historic Nizamuddin Dargah, who were on a visit to Pakistan are untracebale, prompting India to take up the matter with the Pakistani government.
Official sources in New Delhi said that Asif Nizami, the chief priest, and Nazim Nizami had gone to visit the famous Daata Darbar shrine in Lahore and were to catch a flight from there to Karachi yesterday.
"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," PTI quoted an official source as saying.
"While Nazim went missing from Lahore airport, Asif went missing after arriving at the Karachi airport," the source said.
The matter has been taken up with the Pakistan government both in New Delhi as well as through the Indian mission in Islamabad, the source said.
Couldn't contact our relatives, appeal to govt to find out where my father is: Aamir Nizami, son of Asif Nizami who has gone missing in Pak pic.twitter.com/KfGjkr7yvX— ANI (@ANI_news) March 16, 2017
Both had gone to Karachi to meet their relatives on March 8 before travelling to Lahore to visit the shrine.
Exchanges between clerics of the Nizamuddin Dargah and the Daata Darbar are part of a regular tradition.