Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
March 25, Saturday 2017 3:21 PM       

       HEADLINES: 15 youths 'sexually abuse' 16-year-old girl at Ochira                                              Ban on Vinayan: CCI fines Kerala Cinema associations                                              Pvt. carriers ban MP after assault on AI staffer                                              Fadnavis warns striking docs of legal action                                              No question of supplying Cauvery water to TN: Karnataka                                              Death toll in UK terror attack rises to five                                              'Significant arrests' made in UK terror attack case                                              Bill against outsourcing jobs back in House of Representatives                                              Ajinkya is more chilled out than Virat: Smith                                              Waugh says pressure on India, urges Australia to retain XI                                              Manohar defers decision to step down as ICC chairman                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: No clue so far about two missing Indian clerics: Pakistan  
       2 missing Indian clerics in custody of Pak's intel agency
 
         Posted on :20:43:27 Mar 18, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:20:43:27 Mar 18, 2017
         Tags: 2 missing Indian clerics in custody of Pak'
 
The two missing Indian clerics of Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah are in custody of Pakistan's intelligence agency over their alleged links with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), official sources said today.
 
Syed Asif Nizami and his nephew Nazim Nizami were offloaded from Karachi-bound Shaheen Airlines on March 14 at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, they said.
 
"The personnel of an intelligence took both the clerics into custody after getting them offloaded and shifted them to an undisclosed location for investigation," the sources told PTI on condition of anonymity.
 
They further said both clerics have been detained for their alleged link with MQM of Altaf Hussain.
 
"They are being interrogated for their alleged links with Altaf's partymen in Karachi," the sources said, adding they will be freed if nothing is established against them.
 
The MQM emerged as a largely ethnic party in the 1980s. It has political dominance in the southern Sindh province's urban areas - notably in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas and Sukkur where a large number of Urdu-speaking people who fled to Pakistan from India during 1947's partition reside.
 
80-year-old Asif Nizami is the head priest of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah. He along with his nephew Nazim Ali Nizami had gone to Pakistan on March 8 to see his sister in Karachi. They arrived in Lahore on March 13 and visited shrine of sufi saint Baba Farid Gang in Pakpattan. The two went missing on March 14 from Lahore.
 
Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria yesterday said Pakistan was "pro-actively pursuing" and have asked all departments concerned to look into the matter.
 
He had told PTI in Islamabad that, "no clue to the missing Indian priests has been found so far".
 
India has taken up this matter with Pakistan and ensure the safe recovery of Indian nationals. Official sources in New Delhi said Pakistan has conveyed that it was "seriously pursuing" the case with its law enforcement agencies.
 
"We have taken up this matter with Government of Pakistan and requested them for an update on both the Indian nationals in Pakistan. Both are missing after they landed in Karachi airport," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had tweeted.
 
"We have also contacted their host in Karachi who appears to be under pressure not to speak to the Indian High Commission. I am in constant touch with our High Commission. However, there is no official confirmation regarding their whereabouts," she said.
 
Pakistan has launched a crackdown on the MQM after party leader Hussain made anti-Pakistan comments during speeches at a hunger strike camp in Karachi last year.
 
Pakistan has charged the self-exiled leader in London with treason for his inflammatory speech that incited party workers to attack media outlets. 
 
A A
       WORLD
Next Article: No clue so far about two missing Indian clerics: Pakistan
 
 
WORLD HEADLINES
Bill against outsourcing jobs back in House of Representatives  
'Significant arrests' made in UK terror attack case  
Death toll in UK terror attack rises to five  
ISIS claims British parliament attack; 8 arrested in UK raids  
London terror attacker was known to spies: British PM  
'Hero' British MP tried to save stabbed officer  
'Replacement of American workers not the intent of H1B visas'  
Dalai's successor should be from his native town: Scholar  
British Parliament Shootout: 7 arrested  
Four dead, including attacker, in UK parliament 'terror' assault  
US exploring new options against North Korea: WH  
US leaders discuss possibility of India becoming partner  
Musharraf wanted 'secret deal' to form joint govt: Sharif  
US bans laptops, iPads on direct US-bound flights from 8 countries  
UK joins US airline electronics ban  
India has withdrawn Miyar hydroelectric project's design: Pak  
Probing possible Russia links to Trump campaign: FBI chief  
Indian-origin man charged with murdering 1-yr-old in London, arrested  
Australian teen ‘punches crocodile’ in head during late night swim, escapes  
N Korea conducts rocket engine test  
Muslim basketball player benched for wearing hijab in US  
G20 ministers drop anti-protectionist, climate pledges  
Progress in 26/11 terror case trial expected: Pakistan  
2 missing Indian clerics in custody of Pak's intel agency  
No clue so far about two missing Indian clerics: Pakistan  
 
Do you support the choice of Yogi as UP chief minister?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy