Geeta identifies her family in Bihar: Edhi spokesperson

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KARACHI: Geeta, a deaf and mute Indian girl who has been stranded in Pakistan for 13 years, identified on Thursday her family belonging to Bihar.

“Geeta successfully identified her sister and four brothers through a photograph sent to Faisal Edhi by the Indian High Commission in Islamabad,” Edhi spokesperson Anwar Kazmi told The Express Tribune.

“We will try and connect her to her family through NDTV and send her home soon,” the spokesperson added.

 

The family belongs to Bihar, Kazmi further said.

Further, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj confirmed Geeta’s family has been located. “Geeta will be back in India soon. We have located her family. She will be handed over to them only after the DNA test,” Swaraj said on Twitter.

 

Earlier, Pakistan said it is fully cooperating with the Indian High Commission for return of Geeta, who is deaf and mute.

“No condition has been set for Geeta to report to the Foreign Ministry for obtaining permission to travel back to India,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.

“The Foreign Office is in contact with the Indian High Commission in this regard; however, it is responsibility of the Indian side to prepare Geeta’s travel documents, the statement added,” the statement added.

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