India asked to allow Pakistani to return home

KARACHI: Chairman of Ansar Burney Trust International, Ansar Burney said on Sunday that a Pakistani citizen Siraj Khan, who mistakenly crossed into India through the Wagah border at the age of 10 and had been unable to leave Mumbai for 21 years, is still stuck in India facing trial on illegal entry into India.

Siraj Khan, son of Murad Khan, ran away from his home in the Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtoon Khewa after an argument 21 years back, but little did he know that he would reach an unimaginable destination, India.

However, as the luck would have it, he not only stayed in India for all those years but also married an Indian woman and the couple have had three children. Ansar Burney said that during all 21 years Siraj Khan wanted to come back to his family in Pakistan but was caught in bureaucratic hassles for want of any travel documents.

“After having come to know through his parents in Pakistan about the missing of their son and reports of his presence in India Ansar Burney Trust International start searching for Siraj Khan in India and found that he is living in Mumbai. Ansar Burney Trust has appealed to both India and Pakistan governments to allow Siraj and his family to return to Pakistan.

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