Two clerics of Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah who had gone missing in Pakistan have arrived safely in Delhi on March 20. The duo identified as Syed Asif Nizami, and Nazim Ali Nizami is scheduled to meet Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj on March 20 at 3 pm.
“I would like to thank the Indian Government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj and Rajnath Singh. We are very happy that our government made their efforts in helping them to return,” said Amir Nizami, son of one of the clerics.
Swaraj had spoken about the disappearance of the clerics with Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz.
“I just spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami in Karachi. He told me that they are safe and will be back in Delhi tomorrow”, she had earlier tweeted.
Nazim Nizami, while blaming the Pakistani media for the whole confusion said, “There is a newspaper Ummat (in Pakistan) which has printed false statements (of the two clerics being R&AW spies) and photos.” These reports led to the detainment of the clerics, where they were questioned by Pakistan’s law enforcement agency.
The clerics said that they were in the interior Sindh to meet devotees and there was no phone connectivity in the area.
One of them had gone missing in Karachi while another in Lahore, according to reports.
Syed Asif Nizami is the head priest of the Nizamuddin Dargah.