ISLAMABAD – The mortal remains of 65-year-old Indian citizen Reshma, who died in Pakistan on July 25, were repatriated to her family at Khokrapar Munabao railway crossing on Tuesday.
The body was handed over by Pakistan Rangers to the Border Security Force (BSF). Pakistani authorities allowed on foot crossover at the border for the transfer of mortal remains.
A resident of Agasadi village in Barmer district, Reshma along with her son went to 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, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a tweet had asked Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria to help the family members, to which Ajay pledged to help the family and to facilitate the repatriation of remains.
India’s High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria thanked immigration and other authorities in Pakistan and India who worked hard to get a special exemption for ambulance crossover at Khokrapar Munabao railway crossing.