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Brigadier (retd) Asad Munir commits suicide: police

Asad Munir, the former officer of Pakistan's premier intelligence agency was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his Islamabad residence.

By Web Desk
March 15, 2019

ISLAMABAD:  Brigadier (retd) Asad Munir, former Member Estate Capital Development Authority (CDA), has committed suicide , police said on Friday.

According to police, the former officer of an intelligence agency was found  hanging from the ceiling fan at his flat.

Citing family sources said  Munir was deeply upset after reports that the National Accountability  Bureau (NAB) is filing a reference against him over restoration of a plot in F-11 area of the federal capital.

The family has requested the police  not to conduct postmortem examination of   the body.

Senior journalist Umar Cheema said Munir has also left a note before committing suicide complaining of the treatment meted out to him by the investigators.

In the note  circulating on the social media and addressed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan , the deceased said he was giving his life   in the hope that the chief justice would bring positive changes in the system where incompetent people are playing with the life and honor of citizen in the name of accountability.

The authenticity of the letter could not be confirmed.