23 Indian passports missing from Pakistan High Commission, people petrified
Pakistan officials not ready to take any responsibilityAuthor : Sunaina
New Delhi: 23 Indian passports that belonged to the Sikh pilgrims who wanted to visit the gurudwara in Pakistan, are missing. The passports went missing from the Pakistan High Commission. Several passport holders filed FIRs with the police after which the matter was brought to the notice of the External Affairs Minister.
Pakistan had issued more than 3800 visas to Indian pilgrims to participate in 549th birth anniversary celebration of Guru Nanak Dev from 21stNovember to 30th November. These 23 pilgrims were supposed to travel with the group.
The Pakistan officials have refused to take the responsibility for the missing passports. These passports were collected by a Delhi-based agent. He has claimed to have submitted all the passports to the high commission. However, when he went to the high commission for their collection, the officials said that they did not receive any of the documents.
Islamabad had described the opening of the Kartarpur corridor as a hope to strengthen the Indo-Pak relations.