Man commits suicide outside Shahbaz Sharif's house

Express May 14, 2010


A man set himself on fire and succumbed to his injuries, outside Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif's residence in Lahore on Friday.

Mehmood Akhtar committed suicide after his application for allotment of a plot was rejected by the Punjab government.

The incident unfolded after the chief minister's coordinator told Akhtar that the Punjab government does not have a policy to allot plots.

Akhtar was immediately rushed to Mao Hospital, but soon succumbed to his wounds. Police has taken possession of his body and has informed Akhtar's family of the tragic incident.

Shahbaz Sharif ordered an inquiry into the matter, while Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer called for a murder case to be registered regarding the death of Akhtar.