ISLAMABAD: An elderly man, who was pleading for extension in tenure of former army chief General Raheel Sharif, committed suicide, his son claimed on Wednesday.
Latif Shibli was on hunger strike at Karachi Press Club for the last one month.
The Karachi citizen wanted the former army chief to change his decision to retire at the end of his term.
‚ÄúDon‚Äôt go, General Raheel Sharif,‚ÄĚ his campaign banner reads.
According to Latif Shibli‚Äôs son, his father died on Wednesday after consuming poison as he was heartbroken over the general‚Äôs departure. -¬† SAMAA
Story first published: 30th November 2016