KARACHI: The deaf-mute stranded in Pakistan, Geeta arrived in New Delhi on Monday via a PIA flight to reunite with her family after a long struggle to get there.
The photo of the young girl, accompanied by Bilquis Edhi and Edhi Foundation members being received at the airport in New Delhi by Indian officials, uploaded by a spokesperson for India’s Ministry of External Affairs.
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A daughter returns home. Geeta arrives in New Delhi accompanied by members of Edhi Foundation pic.twitter.com/v0CIu7RWmc
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The girl grinned as was presented bouquets from officials after landing at New Delhi airport escorted by charity workers. At this occasion, Geeta’s believed family members were also there to receive her.
“We are elated to meet her. It’s been a long wait. We thank both the countries for their efforts to unite Geeta with the family,” said Vinod Kumar, who claimed to be her brother.
Earlier, during a press conference along with Geeta and others, Faisal Edhi of Edhi Welfare Trust told media persons that there are still some suspicions regarding Indian family claims, which believes Geeta is their lost girl.
He said that if the family is discovered to be not having biological connection with Geeta then she would be kept in one of the two identified institutions in India where she would stay till her real family is found.
The handicapped, girl had crossed the border between Pakistan and India some fifteen years ago. Later, however, she ended up at Edhi Home, where she had been for last 13 years.