"The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday allowed the repatriation of Hasnain. Accordingly, he was handed over to Pakistani authorities at the Attari border," Faridkot Deputy Commissioner Rajiv Prashar said.
Border Security Force personnel had detained the boy after he inadvertently crossed over to the Indian side in Ferozepur sector of Punjab on May 1, 2017.
The Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi had confirmed that his father Javed Iqbal was a resident of Lahore in Pakistan. His case came to light on December 2 when a tweet by Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar highlighted his plight.