Islamabad, July 4 (TNS): Amid tense ties between two countries, Pakistan contacted Indian authorities for the release of five Pakistani Hindu citizens who were in custody of Rajasthan police.
The Pakistani High Commission wrote a letter to the Indian foreign ministry seeking consular access to the trapped family. However, upon contact, a high-ranking official at the high commission noted that Indian foreign ministry has yet to respond to its letter.
The official also expressed hope that the family will be released and returned to Pakistan very soon.
According to the Indian High Commission, the stranded family consists of three adults and two children, all of whom belong to Tharparkar, Sindh.
The members include 75-year-old Chando Bhel, his wife 70-year-old Dhai Bai Bhel, 60-year-old Khojo Bhel, 10-year-old Nuresh Bhel and 12-year-old Dharmi Bai.
The Pakistani family was arrested in Barmer, Rajasthan ─ where they had gone to meet relatives last mont.