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SocietyCross-Border Friendship Raises Eyebrows: Indian Woman's Visit to Remote Pakistani Village to End Soon

Cross-Border Friendship Raises Eyebrows: Indian Woman’s Visit to Remote Pakistani Village to End Soon

After rumors of a love affair, an Indian woman, who ventured into Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to meet her Facebook friend, is set to return home on August 20, quelling speculations of a romantic involvement

Peshawar, Pakistan (TEH) – Anju, a married woman hailing from India who made a voyage to a secluded village in Pakistan to meet a male friend she met on Facebook, is slated to return home on August 20 as her visa expires. This information was disclosed by her Pakistani friend, Nasrullah, whom she traveled across borders to meet. Concurrently, Nasrullah dismissed the allegations of an ongoing romantic liaison with Anju, reports the Economic Times. Nasrullah (29), expressed he harbors no intentions to wed the 34-year-old Anju, who originally hails from the Kailor village of Uttar Pradesh and resides in Alwar, Rajasthan. The unlikely friendship of Nasrullah and Anju originated in 2019 via Facebook.

Speaking over the phone from Kulsho village, situated roughly 300 km from Peshawar, Nasrullah stated, “Anju has journeyed to Pakistan and we possess no aspirations to get married. She will embark on her journey back to her country post the expiry of her visa on August 20. Anju is housed in my dwelling, in a separate room, alongside other female family members.” Anju traveled to the Upper Dir tribal district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on a legitimate visa to meet Nasrullah.

As per an official document dispatched by Pakistan’s Interior Ministry to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, it has decided to grant Anju a 30-day visa limited to the Upper Dir district.

Nasrullah, a science graduate from the Sheringal-based University and the youngest of five brothers, affirmed in a declaration to the local authorities that their friendship lacks a romantic undertone and assured that Anju would return to India on the stipulated date, August 20. Furthermore, she will not venture beyond the boundaries of Upper Dir district during her stay. Corroborating the conditions of the visa, district police officer Mushtaq, stated, “As per the visa documents, she will return on August 20.”

Nasrullah added that the district administration has provided ample security and assured Anju’s safety with his family. The inhabitants of the predominantly Pashtun village express their wish for Anju’s safe return to India, hoping to prevent any potential stain on their community’s reputation. Back home, Anju’s husband, Arrivad, a resident of Rajasthan, remains optimistic about his wife’s imminent return. The couple share a 15-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son.

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