My father's acquaintance is also missing in Karachi: Son of missing Muslim Cleric

| Updated: Mar 18, 2017 12:40 IST

New Delhi [India] Mar. 18 (ANI): Son of Azim Nizami, one of the Indian clerics who went missing in Karachi since Thursday, Sajid Nizami said an acquaintance of his father named, Hammad who went to receive them is also missing. "Hammad is a local who works at the airport. He is also missing since then. He was an acquaintance of my father. There is no information on the whereabouts of him," Sajid Nizami told ANI. He added that Hammad was told that Azim is not in a condition to walk therefore Hammad went inside to receive him, but since then he is nowhere to be found. "We are getting information through news only. We are told that the process is underway to find them by the Foreign Ministry and the Home Ministry," he added. Two Indian Sufi clerics, who were on a pilgrimage to Pakistan, have gone missing, prompting India to take up the matter with the Pakistani government. Asif Nizami and Nazim Nizami, had gone to Karachi to meet their relatives after which they headed to Lahore to visit the shrines of Sufi saints. Syed Asif Ali Nizami is the head priest of New Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah. Earlier, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that she has taken up the matter with Islamabad. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria also acknowledged that an Indian request seeking assistance for the recovery of two clerics had been received. (ANI)