Head priest of New Delhi’s Sufi shrine Nizamuddin Dargah Asif Ali Nizami has gone missing in Pakistan. The 80-year old was last seen in Lahore airport on Wednesday and has been untraceable since. Nizami had gone to Pakistan on March 6th on a Pakistan International Airlines flight. According to reports, he was staying at his sister’s place in Karachi. He traveled to Lahore on 13th and offered “chhadar” at Sufi saint Baba Farid’s shrine and went to another Sufi Shrine on 14th March. He was scheduled to travel back to Karachi from Lahore. He was last seen at the airport in Lahore after which he disappeared. His phone has been switched off since 4:25 PM on Wednesday.
His family has approached the Pakistan High Commissioner in India for help. The Indian High Commission in Islamabad has also been contacted by the family. Nizami was scheduled to travel back to India on 20th March. His son Aamir Ali Nizam said this morning that he was not able to contact the relatives and had appealed to government to find out where his father Aamir Nizami was: Sushma Swaraj, Minister of external affairs said that the government has taken up this matter with Government of Pakistan and requested them for an update on both the Indian national.