Brig Asad Munir acquitted by NAB three years after he committed suicide

Munir committed suicide back in 2019 and left a letter pleading his innocence.

Brig Asad Munir acquitted by NAB three years after his death

Retired Brig Asad Munir has been acquitted by NAB three years after his death, under the Ehtesab Ordinance 2021.

Munir committed suicide back in 2019 and left a letter pleading his innocence. Advocate Imran Shafiq said that Accountability Judge, Mohammad Azam Khan ruled the case unfit for trial while acquitting his clients and the others who were named.

Advocate Shafiq went on to say that the CDA, along with other departments, carried a thorough investigation into the matter and were unable to find any piece of evidence that linked the deceased to the case.

Brig. Asad Munir’s corruption case

The case was brought into the spotlight in 2018 when NAB arrested Brig (retd) Nusratullah, contractor Mohammad Hussain and ex-Director Ghulam Sarwar Sidhu. All of them were accused of allotting more than 400 acres of land for shuttle service in Diplomatic Enclave, Islamabad, to the contractor.

This shuttle service was supposedly a security measure in the Diplomatic Enclave, for those who had to visit different embassies for visas. At that time, the CDA rejected this allegation and said that the rules were followed in the matter.

On the other hand, the NAB Rawalpindi was carrying out a parallel investigation with ex-CDA Chairman Kamran Lashari and ex-Member Planning Brig (retd) Asad Munir.

Munir, who was also handcuffed, had great relations with Justice Athar Minallah, the CJ of Islamabad High Court and Justice Supreme Court, but never drew upon his connections. His name was then put on the ECL.

Disturbed by the incident, he did not bring the matter up with anyone. Asad Munir’s misery intensified whenever he was brought in front of the media in handcuffs for something he did not do.

On March 14th, 2019, the accused penned down a letter pleading his innocence to the CJP. He asked Justice Khosa to ensure nobody else is put through the same misery he was put through, and hung himself the next morning.

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