Missing Pakistani boy found in India two years later
Islamabad: A Pakistani boy who went missing from his home in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan two years ago was found in India.
Tufail Ismail, who was five years old at the time, got separated from his family in June 2014 in Charsadda district, his father Zafar Ali said.
The family searched for Ismail everywhere and registered a missing complaint with police the next day, Dawn online on Sunday quoted the boy’s father as saying.
Nearly two months ago, Ismail’s family came to know that he was in Rajasthan when his maternal uncle in Saudi Arabia saw a picture on social media shared by an Indian social worker, his father said.
The social worker had shared a contact number with the photo and requested social media users to share the post so the child could be reunited with his family.
Islamil’s uncle called the given number and was told the missing boy was in the police custody in Rajasthan.
Zafar said it had been 45 days since he learned of his child’s whereabouts but had been unable to bring his son back to Pakistan.
The family was looking to the governments of India and Pakistan to help their son return home to Pakistan.
Ismail’s parents appealed to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to help in recovering their son and reuniting him with the family.