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April 4, 2020

Man sets himself on fire outside PM House

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April 4, 2020

ISLAMABAD: A man died after setting himself on fire outside the Prime Minister House, authorities confirmed on Friday.

A letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan was also found on him.

Faisal Mehmood, a resident of Murree's Pirwadhai locality, committed self-immolation outside Gate No. 2 of the PM House and was shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) in critical condition. However, he succumbed to his burns.

According to the letter, the man had appealed for an inquiry against a politician named Jawad Abbas. The man stated in his letter that he had been booked in a case of possession of 20 liters of alcohol, reports Geo.

On the other hand, Rawalpindi police said the man had been booked on September 19, 2019 in a case of attempted rape of a minor girl. There was no case of liquor possession against him in Pirwadhai police station, they added.

The prime minister took notice of the incident and directed the Chief Commissioner Islamabad Amer Ali Ahmad to immediately initiate a judicial inquiry into the matter.

Ahmad said the district magistrate will complete the probe in 48 hours and the judicial inquiry report will be submitted to the prime minister.

According to Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Mohammad Hamza Shafqaat, Faisal was mentally unstable and a drug addict.