Former Pak ISI official commits suicide

A retired Pakistani brigadier and former Inter-Services Intelligence official has committed suicide.

Asad Munir committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan at his residence, local police said.

The News International reported that Munir, who was also a Member State at Capital Development Authority (CDA) in Islamabad, was deeply upset over reports of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filing a reference against him over restoration of a plot in the F-11 area of Islamabad.

Umar Cheema, a Pakistani journalist, tweeted, “NAB has taken the life of @asadmunir38 as he committed suicide after a reference filed against him. What was the charge, why was he unnecessarily harassed, how honest he was? Details soon. He’s left this world with a pray to CJ to clear his name if found innocent.”

Cheema also quoted parts of Munir’s alleged suicide note, which has been addressed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

Munir’s family said that his funeral is scheduled for Friday evening.

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