Retired Brig Asad Munir, a former member of the Capital Development Authority (CDA), was found dead in Islamabad, police said on Friday.
Station house officer (SHO) of police station secretariat, Inspector Asjad, told Dawn that it was a case of suicide, adding that a first information report (FIR) under Section 174 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which deals with cases of suicide, has been registered.
The SHO further said that the family of the deceased requested not to perform an autopsy of the body. Subsequently, the body was returned to the family upon the completion of legal formalities.
A senior doctor at Pims hospital told Dawn that while post-mortem examination was not performed on the body, superficial marks on the body were consistent with the cases of suicides.
The doctor said that there were no indication of any resistance, and ruled out the possibility that he may have been murdered.
Khalid Munir, elder brother of Brig Munir, tweeted that his brother has passed away and the funeral will be offered at 5pm at H-8 Grave Yard on Friday. He did not disclose the cause of death.
The deceased was residing in an apartment at the Diplomatic Enclave in Islamabad. He was a former intelligence operative with extensive experience of working in KP and the tribal areas.
PPP co-chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari offered his condolences to the deceased’s family.
Senator Sherry Rehman also expressed her shock at Brig Munir’s death.