Man sets himself on fire outside PM House.


ISLAMABAD: A man died after setting himself on fire outside PM House in Islamabad, authorities said on Friday, while a letter addressed to Prime Minister Imran Khan was found on him as well, a private TV channel reported.

A resident of Murree, 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 found on him, 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 took notice of the incident and directed Islamabad Chief Commissioner Amer Ali Ahmad to immediately initiate a judicial inquiry into the matter.

Ahmad said the district magistrate will complete...

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