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Indian clerics traced, back on Monday

The two missing Indian clerics of Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah have been "traced and have reached Karachi", Pakistan on Saturday conveyed to India.

"Pakistan Foreign Office has confirmed that the two Indian clerics have been traced and reached Karachi," a source said in New Delhi.

The confirmation came after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, regarding the case. Aziz is in London currently.

"We are thankful to Sushmaji who has put in a lot of efforts in tracing our father. We are relieved knowing that he is safe and would be returning soon," said Amir Nizami, son of Nizamuddin cleric Asif Ali Nizami The two missing Indian clerics — Syed Asif Nizami, the head priest (Sajjadanashin) of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah, and his nephew Nazim Nizami — reached Karachi on Saturday evening.

Earlier on Saturday, Pakistani sources had said the two clerics were in the custody of Pakistan's intelligence agency over their alleged links with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
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