Karachi: Indian High Commissioner meets Geeta at Edhi Home


KARACHI: Indian High Commissioner visited Edhi Home Centre, Kharadar and met with Geeta, the stranded girl who had boarded a train in India and by mistake landed in Pakistan.


During his visit to Edhi Home Centre, the Indian HC TCA Raghavan talking to media persons said the Indian government’s decision to send him here is a message of peace in itself.

Raghavan also hoped that Pakistan-India dialogue will soon resume.

He said the aim of his meeting with Geeta is to get as much knowledge as he possibly can with regards to her situation.

The Indian HC vowed to make efforts to find family members of Geeta as well.

He also expressed his pleasure over meeting with renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi.

A day earlier, India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj directed High Commissioner Dr TCA Raghavan to travel to Karachi and meet Geeta.

In response to a tweet by human rights activist Ansar Burney regarding searching for the family of the missing Indian girl, Swaraj said: “I have asked Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr TCA Raghavan to go to Karachi with Mrs Raghavan and meet this girl.”

Geeta currently lives with Bilqees Edhi the wife of Abdul Sattar Edhi.