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UNICEF Statement on released national staff in Karachi

KARACHI, 22 April 2014 - UNICEF is pleased to confirm that two of its national staff who were abducted on Thursday evening in Karachi are now safe and well.

The two staff went missing on the evening of Thursday 17 April. When no contact with the staff members was possible, local police were alerted.

The police led the investigation, in close contact with UNICEF and the staff members’  families.

Our colleagues are safe and well, and are being supported by UNICEF’s Karachi office, and hope to be afforded privacy as they recover from their ordeal. The whole UN family in Pakistan welcomes their safe return.



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For more information please contact:

Abdul Sami Malik, UNICEF Pakistan; Tel: +92 300 8556654; asmalik@unicef.org 

Sarah Crowe, UNICEF New York; Mobile: +1 646 209 1590; scrowe@unicef.org




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