(ANSA-AFP) – KARACHI, 11 AUG – Two Pakistani boxers have disappeared in Great Britain after the end of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham: a team official told local media today.
Suleman Baloch and Nazeerullah Khan did not show up for the team’s scheduled departure, Pakistani Boxing Federation secretary Nasir Tang said. “We later learned that they had left the athletes’ village without taking their passports,” he said. Pakistani sports officials have said they will investigate the disappearance of the boxers and have alerted British police.
Seven-time national champion Baloch competed in the welterweight category, where he lost to Indian Shiva Thapa in the first round, while Khan lost to England’s Lewis Williams in the round of 16. At the Birmingham Games, Pakistan won two golds, three silvers and as many bronzes.
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