Married Indian woman's case reversed: Crosses over to Pakistan to meet lover
A married woman from New Delhi, the national capital, replicated the Seema Haider saga by traveling to Pakistan and meeting her lover in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as reported by Aaj News on Sunday.
Haider's journey involved an illegal crossing into India to be with her Indian lover, Sachin Meena, whom she had connected with through the popular online game PUBG. In contrast, Anju, unlike Haider, obtained entry into Pakistan legally with a visa issued by the authorities.
Upper Dir SHO, Javed Khan, said Anju entered Pakistan lawfully and with a valid visa, according to the report.
Further, according to the SHO, he attested to the woman's four-year relationship with Nasr.
Aaj News is a 24x7 television channel disseminating news from across Pakistan. Further, according to the report, Anju (35) and Nasrullah (29) from Upper Dir became friends on Facebook. Soon, their friendship blossomed into love.
In pursuit of love
Though married, she decided to cross over into Pakistan and travel all way to the rugged terrains of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in pursuit of love, according to Aaj News.
The television channel stated that it received confirmation from Upper Dir Police that the Indian woman was currently in the Malakand Division district and a security team had begun a probe.
She was allowed a stay in Pakistan for 30 days, according to her visa information form, reported Aaj News. The channel further quoted Anju as saying that she met Nasrullah on Facebook four years ago and the two became friends.
She added that she loved and "could not live without" her Pakistani companion, reported Aaj News.
Local journalists were not allowed to meet Anju
A working woman in India, Anju said she was visiting Pakistan for sightseeing and not marriage, the family members of Nasrullah claimed, according to Aaj News. Further, according to the report, local journalists were not allowed to meet Anju on Sunday after the story of her passage to Pakistan broke. They were told that Anju and Nasrullah had left for an outing, the report claimed.
Earlier, reacting to the illegal cross-over of Seema Haider into India, the Ministry of External Affairs had said the matter was 'under investigation', adding that she was presented before the court and was granted bail.
“We are aware of the matter. She was presented before the court and is now out on bail," the official spokesperson of the MEA, Arindam Bagchi, said at a press briefing on July 20.