Thursday, 14 April 2016

Father dies months after being reunited !

SKARDU: After 44 years, Abdul Ghafoor was reunited with his son after they were separated by the 1971 war between India and Pakistan—both stuck on either side of a newly created border. However, the reunion was short-lived as the father breathed his last on Tuesday, three months before his Indian son’s visa to Pakistan was set to expire.

Ghafoor, 82, died in Skardu at his son’s home. He and his son Ibrahim Sani met on December 28, 2015 after 44 long years when the latter was granted a three month Pakistani visa, which could be extended for an equal amount of time by the Pakistani Embassy in Delhi. “The separation happened today. Ghafoor is no more,” said Musa Chulunkha, a relative.