According to the Mian Channu deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Asim Jamil committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest, but he gave no further details, not even how and where the incident took place and if there were any people around at the time of the incident.Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Sunday expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the death of Asim Jameel, son of Maulana Tariq Jameel.
Confirming the news in a post on social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Tariq said the “accidental death” had turned the atmosphere mournful.
“We request you all to remember us in your prayers on this sad occasion. May Allah grant my son a high place in heaven,” he added.
Mian Channu Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammad Saleem told Dawn.com that Asim was taken to Talamba Rural Health Centre, where he was pronounced dead.
The body is being moved to the family’s home from the health centre, he added.
A statement from the Punjab police spokesperson said the cause of death appeared to be a “gunshot”.
Talking to Dawn.com, Multan Regional Police Officer (RPO) Sohail Chaudhry said Asim “shot himself in the chest” in a gymnasium at his home. “According to the family, Asim committed suicide,” the RPO said.
Chaudhry further said the police had acquired CCTV footage that “confirms he can be seen shooting himself in the chest”. “We are sending the footage for forensic analysis,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Punjab police statement said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr Usman Anwar took notice of the incident and sought a report from the Multan RPO.
IGP Anwar said the conclusive cause of death should be “determined in the light of evidence and forensic report”.
The police statement added that the Khanewal district police officer and other senior personnel were present on the scene and evidence had been collected.
On the other hand, there’s no mention of Asim’s death by suicide in Maulana Tariq Jamil’s post on X, formerly known as Twitter, about his son’s death.
Also, no one has come out to support the police claim that Asim Jamil committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest.
However, Punjab Police IG Dr Usman Anwer has taken notice of the incident and sought a report from the Multan RPO. It remains to be seen if the police can investigate the case on merit and bring facts to the people shocked by the sudden death of Asim Jamil.
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar on Sunday expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the death of Asim Jameel, son of Maulana Tariq Jameel.
Expressing his condolence, the prime minister prayed for the departed soul and for the bereaved family to bear the loss with equanimity, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release.
On the other hand, Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting Murtaza Solangi also expressed deep grief and sorrow over demise of Asim Jamil.
The minister, in a condolence message, conveyed sympathies to the bereaved family and said he shared their grief.
He also prayed to the Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and fortitude to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss.
LAHORE – Yousaf Jamil, the son of Maulana Tariq Jamil, has released a detailed video message about the death of his brother Asim Jamil.Play Video
In the video message, Yousaf said his late brother was undergoing mental treatment for some time. And, he added, Asim Jamil shot himself with a gun of their security guard.