Deaf-mute girl Geeta’s ‘family’ from Pakistan to accompany her to India

KARACHI: With the eyes of the world on the homecoming of Geeta, a deaf-mute Indian girl who accidentally crossed over to Pakistan around 15 years ago, members of the Edhi Foundation, under whose care she lived, will stay with her until she is reunited with her real family in India. Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Dr TCA Raghavan, told ANI in a telephonic conversation that members of the Edhi Foundation, one of Pakistan’s largest charities headed by the country’s most famous philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, will accompany  Geeta  when she returns to India and will be with her throughout the process of identifying her family.

“She has been looked after with great affection. The Edhi family is known for their humanitarian causes and they have taken great care of her. Members of the family will accompany Geeta to India, they will be our honoured guests,” Raghavan said. The first priority once Geeta is in India will be to ensure that she is put in the right institution until she is reunited with her family.

“Finding the right institution where she will be housed has been our top priority. Once she is back in India, we will begin the DNA tests and go through all the detailed procedure to locate her true family. We have continuously been showing her sets of photos so that she can try and identify her family. Recently, in the last set of photos which we showed to her, she seems to have finally recognised them,” Raghavan added.


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