After landing here, the clerics blamed a Pakistani newspaper for the whole chaos.
Notably, Pakistani newspaper Ummat had reported that the clerics worked for Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) movement.
On the basis of this report, the clerics said they were detained by a Pakistan’s law enforcement agency for the purpose of questioning.
The sufi clerics will meet External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at 3 pm.
The duo on their arrival visited the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah and were warmly welcomed by the people.
Amir Nizami, the son of Asif Nizami, thanked the Indian government for its intervention in ensuring the return of his father and Ali Nizami.
“I would like to thank the Indian Government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sushma Sawarj and Rajnath Singh. We are very happy that our government made their efforts in helping them to return,” Nizami told ANI.
“I just spoke to Syed Nazim Ali Nizami in Karachi. He told me that they are safe and will be back in Delhi tomorrow,” Swaraj tweeted.
The two clerics surfaced in Karachi and told that they had gone to meet their devotees in interior Sindh, where there was no phone connectivity.
Syed Asif Ali Nizami is the head priest of the Nizamuddin Dargah.
The duo had travelled to Pakistan to visit their relatives in Karachi and then embarked on a pilgrimage to Lahore.
The Indian authorities had raised the issue with the Pakistan Foreign Ministry seeking its help in tracing their missing citizens.
(With ANI inputs)