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Another Indian goes 'missing' in Pakistan during Baisakhi festival


A 24-year-old Amarjit Singh who had gone to Pakistan for a 10-day pilgrimage as part of a 1,700-member jatha on April 12, has gone "missing".

His disappearance was only noticed when he failed to collect his passport from the officials of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) within the stipulated time.

Another Indian goes missing in Pakistan during Baisakhi festival

Amarjit did not return to India with the rest of the jatha on Saturday and his visa, which was issued by Pakistan, has also expired.

Earlier, Kiran Bala alias Amna Bibi, who hailed from Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, also disappeared in Pakistan. She had arrived in Lahore by a special train on April 12 to attend Baisakhi festival.

During her visit, she embraced Islam and married a resident of Hingerwal, Lahore, on April 16 at a ceremony held at an Islamic seminary here. After contracting marriage, Kiran also wrote to the Foreign Office for an extension to her visa as she is receiving "life threats".

(with PTI inputs)

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