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Nizamuddin Dargah's Head Priest Goes Missing in Pakistan

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.

Pranay Upadhyay | CNN-News18

Updated:March 17, 2017, 9:04 AM IST
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New Delhi: 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 travelled 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 in 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.

| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
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