Geeta, the girl with speech and hearing impairment, is finally set to return to India on October 26, for which all arrangements have been finalised, Pakistan government sources said on Saturday.
Indian government sources, however, did not confirm her arrival on October 26.
After living 15 years of her life at a charity in Pakistan, Geeta is now anxious to return to her family, sources said. The girl for the first time talked to her family on Saturday, through a video link.
Indian authorities have also issued a visa to Geeta. Pakistan sources said Bilqees Edhi, wife of philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, took the girl shopping on Saturday. The Indian government has “almost completed the procedure” to bring her home. “We have located her family. She will be handed over to the family only after the DNA test,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Thursday.
Later, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said three sets of photographs were sent to Geeta out of which she has identified one as possibly her parents. He added that a conclusive proof of parentage could be only established through DNA testing.