News Desk |
Noted defense analyst and former ISI Peshawar director Brigadier (retd) Asad Munir passed away at his house in Islamabad Friday morning. The house is located in the Diplomatic Enclave. His body has been taken to PIMS Hospital.
Brigadier (retd) Munir had served as a member estate of the Capital Development Authority as well. NAB decided on March 14 to file a reference against him and several others for allegedly abusing their powers to restore a plot in F11, Islamabad while violating rules and regulations.
The family of the deceased requested not to perform an autopsy of the body. The family’s request was accepted by the Islamabad deputy commissioner and subsequently, the body was returned upon the completion of legal formalities.
The former Army Officer had reportedly written a suicide note to the Chief Justice of Pakistan, a copy of which is circulating the social media. According to the note, Asad Munir had been maltreated and humiliated by NAB and he had cited this as the reason for his exodus. In his note, he said that he had remained Member Estate at CDA from 2006 to 2010 and there wasn’t a single case against him.
“Ever since the filing of the case against me in April 2017, my life has been made hell by NAB”, the late Brigadier wrote in his suicide note. “I’m giving my life in hope that you, the honorable Chief Justice, will bring positive change to the system which is playing with the life and honor of citizens in the name of accountability”.
Munir was reportedly upset over media reports that ran a day earlier stating that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during its executive board meeting had granted approval for the filing of a reference against him, family sources told the press.
The family of the deceased requested not to perform an autopsy of the body. The family’s request was accepted by the Islamabad deputy commissioner and subsequently, the body was returned upon the completion of legal formalities. His daughter announced that the funeral will be held at the H-8 graveyard at 5 pm today (Friday, 13th March).