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Pakistani boxers vanish after participating in Commonwealth Games

Passports of both boxers in possession of team management
Updated 10 Aug, 2022 06:04pm
<p>Image courtesy: Aqeel Ahmed/Aaj News</p>

Image courtesy: Aqeel Ahmed/Aaj News

Two Pakistani boxers, Suleman Baloch and Nazeer Ullah Khan, have reportedly gone ‘missing’ from the Birmingham airport in England prior to their return to Pakistan after their participation in the Commonwealth Games.

The Pakistani boxing contingent was due to travel back to Pakistan from Birmingham Wednesday but the boxers were nowhere to be found. The passports of both the boxers were in possession of the team management.

The two boxers participated in the boxing event and lost convincingly to their opponents in different weight classes.

This isn’t the first instance of Pakistani athletes “slipping away” while representing the country in a foreign land. In June, a swimmer vanished from Budapest where he was participating in a world championship event. Back in 1994, the entire 14-member Pakistan football team vanished while in Japan.

At this year’s Commonwealth Games, at least 10 Sri Lanka athletes were reported missing from their contingent and are believed to have ‘slipped away’.

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Mrs. Zaidi Aug 11, 2022 02:38am
This is really shameful and more so when repute of our country is already compromised because of the political scenerio. This could have been the last thing to happen as far as Pakistan is concerned.
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