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Two UN staff members go missing in Pakistan

KARACHI: Two local employees working for the United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF have gone missing in Pakistan’s largest city of Karachi and police said Sunday they are thought to have been kidnapped.
Both disappeared on Thursday, said Vittorio Cammarota, a UN spokesperson, in a statement.
“UNICEF can confirm that two of its national staff went missing on Thursday evening in Karachi. The police are managing the investigation and are in close contact with the families and so is the UNICEF country office,” it said.
Police in Karachi suspect the pair were kidnapped.
“It is very possible that they might have been kidnapped,” senior police official Javed Alam Odho told AFP on Sunday, adding they were in Karachi for a picnic at a resort on the outskirts of the city.