PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan has demanded an inquiry into the sudden death of SHO Amir Shahzad, who had registered an FIR following an assassination attempt on November 3.
To clarify, Amir Shahzad was the complainant of the first information report (FIR) registered against the attack on PTI Chairman Imran Khan, and he has died of a ‘heart attack’. Sub-Inspector Amir Shahzad was the station house officer (SHO) of Saddar Wazirabad police station.
Taking to Twitter, Imran Khan said SHO Amir Shahzad was a critical witness in revealing the conspirators behind his assassination plot. Imran Khan further recalled the deaths of FIA investigator Dr Rizwan and Maqsood Chaprassi.
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“We demand a proper inquiry into the sudden death of SHO Amir Shahzad, of a heart attack. He had registered the FIR of the Wazirabad assassination attempt on me and was a critical witness in unearthing the conspirators behind this assassination plot being inquired into by the JIT,” Imran Khan said.
“The JIT record has also been tampered with. It is equally important to recall the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of FIA investigator Dr Rizwan as well as the deaths of Maqsood Chaprassi and all the other witnesses in Shehbaz Sharif’s money laundering case,” he further added.
The JIT record has also been tampered with. It is equally important to recall the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of FIA investigator Dr Rizwan as well as the deaths of Maqsood Chaprassi & all other witnesses in Shahbaz Sharif's money laundering case.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 10, 2023
While SHO Amir Shahzad died of a heart attack, his sudden death triggered speculations on social media that foul play may have been involved.
SHO City PS Hafiz Abad Amir Shahzad dies of 'Heart Attack'.
He was initially pressured not to file an FIR of attack on Imran Khan & after 5 days of attack when court ordered to file the FIR, SHO Amir filed it as the complainant.
THEY still think we're fools! pic.twitter.com/0YdKB1xp23
— Ubair Khan (@ubairkhann) April 9, 2023
This is not the first time that key figures in high-profile cases have suddenly died. As mentioned by Imran Khan in his tweet, the deaths of FIA investigator Dr Rizwan, and Maqsood Chaprassi are examples of “questionable” deaths.
In May 2022, the former Director of the Federal Investigation Agency Dr. Rizwan died of cardiac arrest. He was presiding over the entire investigations of FIA against Shehbaz Sharif and his family in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case, Jahangir Khan Tareen in the JDW Sugar Mills case, and the family of federal minister Khusro Bakhtiar as well as the Chaudaries of Gujrat in the Alliance Sugar Mills case.
Then in June of the same year, a central figure in FIA’s Rs16 billion money laundering case against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his family, Malik Maqsood Ahmad — frequently referred to as Maqsood ‘Chaprasi’ — passed away in the UAE.