Pakistan failed to win any medal in the Boxing sport at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Amidst poor performances, a piece of news has shattered the entire nation. Two Pakistani boxers have disappeared after failure at the Birmingham event. Boxers Suleman Baloch and Nazeerullah are nowhere to be traced.
The secretary of the boxing federation of Pakistan Nasir Tang confirmed the news that the duo disappeared two hours before they were scheduled to depart for Islamabad. “The travel documents including their passports are still with federation officials who accompanied the boxing team to the games,” Tang was quoted as saying.
He added that the High Commission in the United Kingdom has been informed of the same. Tang added that they kept the passports of Pakistani players as a standard operating procedure. The Olympic association of Pakistan has reportedly formed a four-member committee to investigate the issue.
Surprisingly, this is not the first time a Pakistani athlete has disappeared. Earlier, in the month of June, a swimmer from Pakistan named Faizan Akbar disappeared. The swimmer disappeared while heading to Hungary to participate in the FINA World Championships.
And to add to the suspense, he did not participate in the event at all. He has not been traced since June. The disappearance of two Pakistani boxers now has sparked speculations. And no one has a clear idea of what they are up to or where they are headed to.
Pakistan at the Commonwealth Games 2022:
Pakistan’s contingent managed to win eight medals for their country, including two golds. One from the weightlifting category and the other from javelin throw. The contingent also got three silver medals and three bronze medals.
Arshad Nadeem, the reputed athlete won gold for the country in the javelin throw with a 90m throw breaking Neeraj Chopra’s record. Chopra did not wait a second before he took to Instagram to appreciate the former for the same. Muhammad Nooh Dastgir Butt won gold for Pakistan in the weightlifting category respectively.