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Pakistani officials hand over body of Indian citizen to BSF at Khokhrapar-Munabao border crossing

Updated July 31, 2018

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Indian envoy thanks "immigration and other authorities in Pakistan" who worked to get exemption for ambulance crossover. —photo provided by author
Indian envoy thanks "immigration and other authorities in Pakistan" who worked to get exemption for ambulance crossover. —photo provided by author
Indian envoy thanks "immigration and other authorities in Pakistan" who worked to get exemption for ambulance crossover. —photo provided by author
Indian envoy thanks "immigration and other authorities in Pakistan" who worked to get exemption for ambulance crossover. —photo provided by author
Indian envoy thanks "immigration and other authorities in Pakistan" who worked to get exemption for ambulance crossover. —photo provided by author
Indian envoy thanks "immigration and other authorities in Pakistan" who worked to get exemption for ambulance crossover. —photo provided by author

The mortal remains of 65-year-old Reshma, an Indian citizen who died in Pakistan on July 25, were handed over to Indian authorities by Pakistani officials at Khokhrapar-Munabao border crossing on Tuesday, DawnNewsTV reported.

The body was handed over by Pakistan Rangers to the Border Security Force (BSF). Reshma’s son Sahib Khan also returned to India with the body.

The body reached Munabao in Rajasthan’s Barmer district via the Khokhrapar-Munabao zero point road route on the Indo-Pak border.

Reshma accompanied by her son had arrived in Pakistan on June 30 to meet her sisters. She was scheduled to return home on July 28, but due to an illness, she died on July 25.

As news broke of Reshma’s death, India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet had asked Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria to help the family members, after which he replied, “We are getting in touch with the family in this sad case. Will facilitate the repatriation of remains.”

On Tuesday, the Indian envoy informed the Sushma Swaraj through Twitter that the deceased Indian citizen’s “mortal remains were repatriated to her family”.

Bisaria took the opportunity to thank “immigration and other authorities in Pakistan and India who worked hard to get special exemption for ambulance crossover at Khokrapar Munabao railway crossing”.