Indian woman travels to Pakistan to meet her lover she met on Facebook

picture shows the symbol of border crossing love marriage

In a twist to the Seema Haider case, where a Pakistani woman entered India illegally to be with her Indian partner, another woman from Delhi crossed over into Pakistan with a visa to meet her lover she befriended on Facebook.

A Pakistani TV channel, Aaj News, reported that Anju (35) and Nasrullah (29) met on Facebook four years ago and started a romance. Upper Dir, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is their home. Anju, who is married, decided to travel to Pakistan to see Nasrullah and arrived in Islamabad via Wagah border.

Upper Dir SHO Javed Khan confirmed that Anju entered Pakistan lawfully and with a valid visa, and said that a security team had started an investigation into the matter. Anju was allowed a stay in Pakistan for 30 days, according to her visa information form.

Anju told Aaj News that she was visiting Pakistan for sightseeing and not marriage, and that she loved and “could not live without” her Pakistani companion. She also said that she was a working woman in India. Nasrullah’s family members claimed that Anju had no intention of marrying him.

Local reporters could not talk to Anju on Sunday, after they learned she had gone to Pakistan. She and Nasrullah had left for a vacation.

This case comes after Seema Haider, a Pakistani national, who entered India through Nepal in May with her four children to be with her lover Sachin Meena, whom she met online while playing PUBG. The police in Uttar Pradesh arrested Seema, Sachin and his father on July 4. They had broken immigration laws and faked documents. They were released on bail three days later, with restrictions on Seema’s travel and address changes.

Seema Haider is also under the radar of the ATS and IB over her possible links with the Pakistan Army and ISI. Her Pakistani identity card was issued only last year, raising suspicions over its authenticity. On July 17, the UP ATS interrogated her, Sachin and his father for about six hours at a secret place in Noida.

Seema told Times of India that she had adopted Hinduism and changed her surname from Haider to Sachin. She said she gave her four children new names that sounded Hindu.

On July 20, the Ministry of External Affairs said they were looking into Seema Haider’s case.

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