The two Sufi priests who went missing on March 15 are in the custody of the Pakistan intelligence agencies. Pakistan is likely to release some information regarding them soon. They have been identified as Asif Nizami, the chief priest, and Nazim Nizami. Sources say that they were detained by the Pakistan intelligence agencies when they landed in the country to meet their relatives.
The duo was last spotted at the Data Darbar Sufi shrine in Lahore and has been missing since Wednesday evening. Pakistan had claimed that that Asif was allowed to go to Karachi, but Nazim was stopped at the airport itself. However Indian agencies have learnt that the duo was picked up and detained by the agencies in Pakistan. "We are expecting a communication from them shortly on the issue, Indian agencies had said.
India has taken up the matter seriously with Pakistan. The family members had requested the government for help and the same had been assured.