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Cantonment board CEO Bilal Pasha laid to rest in his native town

November 29, 2023

KABIRWALA: Funeral prayer for Bilal Pasha, a highly regarded Pakistani CSS officer, was offered in his native town Abdul Hakeem here on Tuesday morning who was tragically passed away on November 27, sending shockwaves throughout the civil service community.

Thousands of the people and officials attended the funeral prayer and whole atmosphere was turned gloomy. Muhammad Khizar, who is a renowned religious scholar, led the funeral prayer of his brother and later on the deceased was laid to rest at his native graveyard.

Ahmed yar, father of Bilal Pasha, told the News that police have not provided him the postmortem report yet. 

Bannu Cantonment Board chief executive officer Bilal Pasha. — X/@Numanbacha20
Bannu Cantonment Board chief executive officer Bilal Pasha. — X/@Numanbacha20

We do not believe that he had committed suicide by shooting himself. He demanded an investigation into the matter, saying that the police should find out whether it was a suicide or someone murdered him.

His father Ahmed Yar told that he was married to his classmate, who was also a CSS officer two years ago and she sought divorce four months ago and he had no children. Bilal Pasha was a respected figure within the Central Superior Services community, having started his journey in a modest town where he got his early education from a Maktab School situated in a mosque, where his childhood aspirations paved the way for an illustrious career.

Later has passed his intermediate examination from Emerson College Multan. He obtained his MPhil degree from Agriculture University Faisalabad. Hailing from a humble background, his path was marked by academic excellence, supported by a PEEF scholarship and a research degree. Graduating from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pasha secured the 47th rank in the competitive Civil Service of Pakistan examination. Throughout his career, he served in various capacities, with his last position being the Cantonment Executive Officer, CEO, Bannu.

According to police he has allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself to death. Pasha was said to have been suffering from mental stress for several days which led to his suicide, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Cantt Azmat Khan said. According to the police, Pasha›s body was found drenched in blood at his residence where he allegedly pulled the trigger. Local law enforcement initiated an investigation into the matter, exploring various angles, including the possibility of foul play or conspiracy.