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.
Cheema also tweeted parts of Munir’s alleged suicide note, where the late ISI official wrote: “I’m committing suicide to avoid humiliation, being handcuffed and paraded in front of media…I’m giving my life in the hope that you’ll bring positive changes in system where incompetent people are playing with life and honour of citizens in name of accountability.
Breaking News: 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.
— Umar Cheema (@UmarCheema1) March 15, 2019
Munir’s younger brother, Khalid Munir tweeted that the former ISI officer’s funeral will be taking place on Friday evening at “H-8 Graveyard”.