Indian Sikh family missing in Pakistan

| Friday, April 24, 2015 - 16:24
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Indian Sikh family missing in Pakistan

Islamabad: A Sikh family of four from India has gone missing in Pakistan, a newspaper reported on Friday.

The missing people have been identified as 38-year-old Sunil Singh, his wife Sunita, 27, and their children, nine-year-old daughter Huma Kaur and 10-year-old son Umer Singh.

The family came from Sandhawala village in Faridkot district. It is the first incident of its kind in Pakistan, The Express Tribune reported.

Authorities are concerned that the incident may spark tension with India, the daily said.

Around 2,000 Sikh pilgrims -- 1,717 from India -- were in Pakistan on a 10-day visit to celebrate the annual Baisakhi festival.

The Evacuee Trust Property Board -- a government body responsible for arranging accommodation and security for Sikh pilgrims -- confirmed that the family of four was missing.

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