He said the site’s reach is now large enough that he normally receives a tip from the public — details about a missing friend, say, or a village address — within a week of posting a video.
There is one journey Mr. Dhillon hasn’t yet managed to arrange: He dreams of visiting the ancestral village and Sufi shrine in India that his grandfather once told him about. So far, the Indian authorities have twice rejected his application for a visa.
“The governments in both countries are too consumed with their own squabbling” to help families seeking closure, he said, echoing a widely held public perception.
Pakistani officials did not respond to requests for comment. An official at the High Commission in Islamabad, the diplomatic representation of India in Pakistan, said that the commission recognized the special need of separated families, but that visas were processed per the rules.
Mr. Dhillon has been noticed, however. He said that Pakistani intelligence agents had asked about his trips to the countryside, and suggested that he might be safer out of the country. He said that his business partner, Mr. Lovely, went to Germany last month after encountering similar pressure from government authorities, but planned to return to Pakistan soon.