Were kept safely in a VIP room in Pakistan: Indian cleric Asif Nizami

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 20, 2017 18:46 hrs

[India] Mar. 20 (ANI): Syed Asif Nizami, one of the two Indian clerics who had gone missing in Pakistan, on Monday said they were not troubled and kept safely in a VIP room.

"We went to the shrine of Baba Farid Ganj and Data Darbar to offer prayers. We were kept in VIP rooms and were not troubled. I was taken to a place quite far from Karachi, with my face covered. I was offered food and they prepared tea for me," Asif Nizami told ANI.

He further said that he was asked about the details regarding his identity.

"They asked about my details and about Dargah too. The Station House Officer (SHO) took my details," he added.

Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met the two Sufi clerics, Syed Asif Nizami and Nazim Ali Nizami.

Meanwhile, one of the Sufi clerics said that they went Pakistan to spread the message of peace and love and will again visit there.

"We went there spread the message of Nizammuddin Dargah of peace and love. There are people who disagree with this message of peace and love. They said they had gone to the interior province of Sindh. We did not. We don't have the visa for that place. We are thankful to the Indian government because of whom, we are here. Negative people in Pakistan don't want us to go there again but we will go there again to spread the message if peace," Nazim Nizami told media here.

The two clerics, who belong to Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, marked a safe arrival in India earlier today.

They surfaced in Karachi and told that they had gone to meet their devotees in interior Sindh, where there was no phone connectivity.

The duo had travelled to Pakistan to visit their relatives in Karachi and then embarked on a pilgrimage to Lahore.

One of them went missing in Karachi and the other in Lahore, reports claimed. (ANI)



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