Former ISI official commits suicide

Islamabad: Retired Brigadier Asad Munir, a former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) official, committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan, according to local police.

Quoting family sources, 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 the restoration of a plot in the F-11 area of Islamabad.

“NAB has taken the life of @asadmunir38 as he committed suicide after a reference filed against him. What was the charge, why he was 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” tweeted Umar Cheema, a Pakistani journalist.

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