NEW DELHI, March 17 (Xinhua) -- India Friday said that it has taken up with Islamabad the matter of two Indian clerics who have reportedly gone missing in Pakistan.
In a series of tweets, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the two clerics -- Syed Asif Ali Nizami, the head priest of Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, and his nephew Nazim Ali Nizami -- had travelled to Pakistan this month and went missing after landing at Karachi airport.
"Indian nationals Syed Asif li Nizami aged 80 years and his nephew Nazim Ali Nizami had gone to Pakistan on March 8. Syed Asif Ali Nizami is Head Priest (Sajjadanashin) of Hazrat Nizammuddin Aulia dargah. Both are missing after they landed at Karachi airport," Swaraj tweeted.
She added: "We have taken up this matter with Government of Pakistan and requested them for an update on both the Indian nationals in Pakistan."
The head priest's son Sazid Ali Nizami has said that his father and 60-year-old cousin had gone to Pakistan earlier this month on a pilgrimage to famous Daata Darbar shrine in Lahore and were to fly to Karachi from there. His family's last contact with his father was from the Lahore airport.