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Friday Apr 03 2020
Web Desk

Man sets himself on fire outside PM House, letter to PM Imran found with body

Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: A man died after setting himself on fire outside PM House, authorities confirmed on Friday, while a letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan was found on him as well.

A resident of Murree's Pirwadhai locality, the man self-immolated outside Gate No. 2 of PM House and was shifted to PIMS Hospital in critical condition. However, he succumbed to his burn wounds.

According to the letter, the man had appealed for an inquiry to be initiated against a politician named Jawad Abbas. The man stated in his letter that he had been booked in a case of possession of 20 litres of alcohol. 

On the other hand, Rawalpindi police said the man had been booked on September 19, 2019, in a case of attempted rape of a minor girl. There was no case of liquor possession against him in Pirwadhai police station, they added.

PM Imran in this regard took notice of the incident and directed the Islamabad Chief Commissioner Amer Ali Ahmad to immediately initiate a judicial inquiry over the matter.

Ahmad said the district magistrate will complete the probe in 48 hours and the judicial inquiry report will be submitted to the prime minister.