Pakistan

LAHORE – Punjab Police disposed of the case initiated on the murder of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz activist Samia Chaudhry with many unanswered questions.

According to police sources, the case was closed as forensic reports suggested that the deceased lady died due to drug overdose.

Samia, a PML-N worker and the wife of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) employee Asif Mahmood and mother of three, was a resident of Islamabad. On November 20 she had left for Shorkot in a car along with several PML-N workers to attend a political gathering.

On November 22, she was staying in room number 26 at the Chamba House where she was found dead under mysterious circumstances by the police on Saturday.

The 35-year-old Samia Chaudhry was found dead by a waiter who immediately alerted the administration and local police.

“She was staying at the lodges with the reference of MNA Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf from Sahiwal (NA-161),” police sources said.

Samia’s husband registered an FIR for murder at the Race Course Police Station against unknown persons.

“She talked to me for the last time on Nov 24. And on Saturday, I was informed about her death,” Asif Mehmood mentioned in his application to police.

Interestingly, police report regarding the investigations into the murder fell in line with what Punjab’s law minister Rana Sana Ullah had said during a press conference last month.

“According to reports the death was not the result of a violent act or murder, rather it points to overdosing of a substance,” Sanullah told newsmen.