KHANEWAL – Asim Jamil, the son of famous Islamic scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil, died due to gun wounds in Talamba on Sunday.
The Tableeghi Jamat leader confirmed the accidental death, leaving millions in shock after the tragic incident.
Local cops told media that Maulana’s son was shifted to Talamba Rural Health Centre, where he was pronounced dead. Police said cause of death seems to be a gunshot. A senior official of Punjab police told a publication that the deceased shot himself in the chest while some of his family members said he committed suicide.
Amid the contrasting statement, Dr Tahir Kamal Sahu, brother of Tariq Jamil, said his nephew did not commit suicide. It was an accidental death, he added. He said that they were at home in a good mood on Saturday night.
He said Asim went to the gym with his cousin and accidentally opened a fire that took his life.
مولانا طارق جمیل کے بھائی نے سارا واقعہ بتا دیا— Sanam Jamali🇵🇰 (@sana_J2) October 30, 2023
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Recalling the events, Dr Tahir said he left for Lahore after family meet-up and Tariq Jamil left for Faisalabad. He said Asim was checking the hand gun, which got a single bullet, and it pierced through his chest.
People from all walks of life offered condolences to Maulana Tariq Jamil on the demise of his younger son Asim Jamil.
Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar, and President Arif Alvi shared grief over Asim’s death.
Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 29, 2024 (Thursday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.1 for buying and 282.35 for selling.
Euro currently stands at 303 for buying and 306 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352 for buying, and 355.5 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.3.
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