LAHORE: Istehkam-e-Pakistan Party (IPP) chief Jahangir Tareen’s brother Alamgir Tareen allegedly died by suicide, police and family members said on Thursday.
The shocking incident was confirmed by Tareen, who was present at Alamgir’s apartment in Lahore’s Gulberg area.
Police said that Alamgir, 63, had left a hand-written suicide note before allegedly shooting himself in the head at his apartment.
Later, the police higer-ups said that Alamgir had cited a “disease he had been suffering from” as the reason for self-harm.
However, some of the deceased’s friends said that he had never mentioned anything about his illness while he was alive.
According to the family, Alamgir was single but was going to marry his fiancé this December.
They said that when his servant arrived on duty this morning, and Alamgir didn’t come out of his room till 10am, he peeked into the room through a window to find the businessman “covered in blood”, sources said.
They said that the servant immediately informed Jahangir.
Alamgir — brief profile
Alamgir was the owner of Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Multan Sultans .
He established a name for himself as a leading businessman in South Punjab and operated one of the largest water purification plants in the country.
He did his bachelors from the University of California at Berkeley and later completed his Masters degree from the prestigious Yale University.
According to Sultans’ official website, Alamgir was “a sports enthusiast who wanted to work towards establishing a solid platform for aspiring sportsmen and women and to provide them with the best possible resources to further develop their skills”.
He was also the driving force behind the data-based approach that the cricket franchise follows.